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        Harvest, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954. Original Fotografie. Silbergelatine-Abzug (1980er Jahre). Bildformat: 18,7 x 23,5 cm. Rückseitig montiertes Schild mit den Daten zur Fotografie. - Der Abzug wurde im Zusammenhang mit der Ausstellung der Aperture Foundation "Paul Strand. The World on My Doorstep, 1950-1976" erstellt. - Exzellenter Abzug. - Siehe die ABBILDUNG.

      - ***** STRAND, Paul: Harvest, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954. Original photography; silver gelatin print (1981). Size: 18,7 x 23,5 cm. On verso mounted label with image description. - Printed in the context of exhibition by the Aperture Foundation "Paul Strand. The World on My Doorstep, 1950-1976". - Excellent. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1600

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        La guerre et la paix. Texte de Claude Roy

      Paris: Editions Cercle d\'Art 1954 OLWd. mit Titel- und Rückenfarbprägung, mit OUmschlag 153 Seiten mit 293 lithographierten Abbildungen in verschiedenen Techniken auf von Mourlot freres lithographierten Tafeln und 2 Falttafeln. Imposantes Werk zu den beiden Gemälden La Guerre und La Paix. 37 x 17 cm, sehr guter Zustand - tadellos.

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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape, (1954). Third impression, 8vo, 218 pp. Small Foyles label to foot of paste down. Publisher's black cloth, lettered in red and with a red heart to the upper cover, d.w., price clipped, lower wrapper browned, some mostly light wear to the top of the spine and one corner, overall a very good bright copy. The final impression to appear with this dust wrapper design. Only 986 copies were printed. Gilbert A1a (3).

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        Typed letter signed ('Winston S. Churchill') to Sir Thomas Moore]

      London 1954 - A.L.s, single page, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, 18 July 1954, mounted, intersecting mailing folds, very light creasing to lower left corner, otherwise very good with a fine, strong signature, framed and glazed, letter size: 240 x 190 mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches), framed size 420 x 360 mm (16 1/4 x 14 inches). The letter reads: "I am writing once more to thank you and the Staff of Hatchards for so handsomely completing your gift to me of the bound set of my War Memoirs. I shall always value these books as a token of your friendship and goodwill" One assumes the reference is to Churchill's six volume set of The Second World War, the last volume of which was published the previous year. Churchill was Prime Minister for the second time at this point (since October 1951) and remained so until 1955. Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Moore (1886-1971), Conservative M. P. for Ayr from 1925 until his retirement in 1964.

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        Casino Royale

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1954. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition Third Impression Jonathan Cape 1954. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unblemished throughout, page block unmarked, square and tight. Covers fine and corners not bumped, red heart motif and lettering still very much bright. In original dust jacket which hasn't been price clipped and showing only minimal rubbing. A near fine copy.

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        AS I SEE

      - ARTZYBASHEFF,BORIS. AS I SEE. NY: Dodd Mead 1954 (1954). 4to (8 1/2 x 11 1/2"), tan cloth, VG+ in chipped dust wrapper with some mends on verso. 1st edition. This is a collection of drawings and paintings by Artzy., half of which were made especially for this book and all of which have to be seen to be believed. At once fantastic and satirical, there are some fabulous humanized machines that defy description. INCLUDED WITH THIS IS A CHRISTMAS GREETING POSTER FROM THE ARTZYBAHEFFS MEASURING 13 1/2" WIDE X 12". TITLED "RETRACTABLE, RADAR CONTROLLED, AUTOMOTIVATED CHRISTMAS TREE" THAT HAS AN INTRICATE AND BIZARRE ILLUSTRATION. ALSO, LAID IN IS A GREETING CARD INSCRIBED TO DOROTHY LATHROP FROM BORIS AND ELISABETH ARTZYBASHEFF WITH AN ILLUSTRATION ON THE COVER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fellowship of the Ring. Being the firt Part of The Lord of the Rings.

      London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1954. Orig. full red cloth. Spine with gilt lettering. Without dustjacket. A tiny nick to lower right corner of frontcover. Clean and fine, externally and internally. First edition of the first volume of the famous, bestselling trilogy.

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        Anders Zorn: An International Swedish Artist: His Life and Work

      Stockholm, Sweden: Nordisk Rotogravyr, 1954. 1st . Hardcover. Near Fine. #3 of 1200 copies, full-leather in slipcase; spine darkened from oxidation, near fine slipcase with slight rubbing. Illustrated with 360 plates, several of which are tipped-in color plates.

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        Autograph Letter sending 90th Birthday Wishes to Albert Schweitzer

      - An interesting letter from the American chemist who holds the unique distinction of winning Nobel Prizes in both the Chemistry (1954) and Peace (1962) categories. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions letterhead, October 8, 1964. Letter to David Blum, the symphonic conductor and writer on classical music who was organizing a tribute to Albert Schweitzer on the occasion of his 90th birthday. In full: "I am delighted to learn that The Ezterhazy Orchestra will pay tribute to the ninetieth birthday of one of the greatest men in the world, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, on 14 January 1965, and I am happy to join with you in honoring Dr. Schweitzer. One of the finest memories that my wife and I have is that of our two-weeks visit to Dr. Schweitzer in his Hospital in Lambarene, five years ago. I remember especially well the interesting discussions of scientific, political, and moral questions that I was privileged to have with Dr. Schweitzer, in his room, nearly every evening during the period of this visit to Lambarene. Please extend to Dr. Schweitzer the congratulations of both my wife and me, on his ninetieth birthday." A remarkable tribute to the great Alsatian organist, philosopher, theologian and physician who is remembered for his great Bach recordings and his inspiring work as a humanitarian. Schweitzer won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for founding the Lambarene Hospital in Gabon, west central Africa David Blum made a number of recordings, including works by Mozart and Telemann and a series of Haydn symphonies for the Vanguard label, with the Esterhazy Orchestra of New York, which he founded in 1961 and directed until 1969. He was music director of the Lausanne Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland from 1973 to 1982 and of the Geneva Symphony Orchestra, which he also founded, from 1977 to 1986, and conducted many other orchestras as a guest. Mr. Blum devoted his later years to writing, showing a particular fascination with musical performers and their approaches to their art. In addition to three books -- ''Casals and the Art of Interpretation,'' ''The Art of Quartet Playing: The Guarneri Quartet in Conversation With David Blum'' and ''Paul Tortelier'' -- he wrote articles for The New Yorker, The Musical Times, The Strad and the Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times.

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        17 dikter.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1954. 1st ed. 19,5x12,5 cm. 50, (3, 1 blank) pp. Original printed wrappers. Unopened. The oversized wrappers are slightly creased in lower margins. A very fine copy of the author?s debut. Karlström [I]:5401. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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        Il Federalista rivista di politica

      Editrice Libera Associazione il Federalista 1954 - - 23 Jahrgänge. Nummer 1-3, 6-16, 19-30 / sehr gut erhaltene politische Zeitschrift / good condition / Il Federalista é stato fondato da un gruppo di militanti del Movimento federalista europeo, sezione italiana dell'Unione europea die federalisti- Esso é uscito in italiano dal 1959 al 1961 e in francese dal 1962 al 1974- Dopo l'unificazione die movimenti federalisti nel quadro dell'UEF, ha ripreso le sue pubblicazioni in lingua italiana, divenendo l'organo del Centro di studi, informazione e documentazione sul federalismo, il regionalismo e l'unitá (CESFER) di Pavia - Gewicht in Gramm: 6666 Editrice Libera Associazione il Federalista, Milano, 1954-1961, 1964-1974, 1977-1988. Ca. 2760 S. in 12 einheitlichen blauen Halbleinen und Halbkunstleder-Einbänden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Betriebsberater (BB). Zeitschrift für Recht, Steuern und Wirtschaft. 9. Jahrgang 1954 - 70. Jahrgang 2015. Dabei die Fünfjahresregister 1966-1970, 1971-1975, 1976-1980.

      Frankfurt, Deutscher Fachverlag, 1954-1970. - Einbände teilweise berieben und angeschmutzt. Innen sauber und gut. Schöne und umfangreiche Reihe dieser wichtigen Zeitschrift. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 90000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'été

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Holland paper, deluxe edition.full morocco binding Jansenist red, back with 5 nerves, date tail contreplats and guards lined white box, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, all edges gilt on witnesses, case lined with red morocco binding signed H. Duhayon.Very nice copy perfectly established. Gallimard Paris 1954 12x19cm broché

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        Sam. [Crouching pink cat with green eyes.]

      New York: The Artist,, 1954. Offset lithograph on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin's aniline watercolor dye. Sheet size: 22.9 × 15 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with conservation mount and glass. Edition of 190. Plate from the book 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy. Printed by Seymour Berlin. The calligraphy was done by Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola.

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        Thulathia Solo [Cello Version]. Autograph musical manuscript

      "Conceived in 1954, Thulathia was composed in 1960 and first performed at the Brookline Public Library in Brookline, Massachusetts. "Thulathia" means " a cello unification of three into one," i.e., "a trio in one." Grape clusters of the vine connect the energy. The concept is extended to include a cluster of grapes in a united grape vine. Instructions for playing the grapes is explained at the bottom of page 3." Notes provided by Halim El-Dabh. An Egyptian-born American composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and educator, El-Dabh came to the United States in 1950, becoming a part of the New York music scene that included Cage, Varèse, and Hovhaness. He went on to study composition with Krenek, Copland, Dallapiccola, and others. "El-Dabh's compositional style is influenced by Egyptian folk and traditional music. Frequently monodic, his works feature complex rhythms and much use of percussion. His career was launched in 1949 with a highly acclaimed performance of It is Dark and Damp on the Front (1948) at All Saints Cathedral, Cairo. In 1950 he made his début as a solo drummer, under the direction of Stokowski, in the first performance of Tahmeela. Other works include Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962) and Lucifer (1975), commissioned by Martha Graham; Sound and Light of the Pyramids of Giza (1960), written for the Cultural Ministry of the Egyptian Government and performed daily at the pyramids; and New Pharaoh's Suite, written for the Cleveland Museum of Art to accompany a visiting Ethiopian exhibit from the Louvre (1996). Spectrum no.1 ?Symphonies in Sonic Vibration' (1955) and Leiyla and the Poet (1959) have been recorded." Denise A Seachrist in Grove Music Online. An early pioneer of electronic music, El-Dabh composed one of the earliest known works of tape music, or "musique concrète," in 1944, The Expression of Zaar. He also scored four ballets for Martha Graham: Clytemnestra (1958), One More Gaudy Night (1961), A Look at Lightning (1962), and Lucifer (1975). "El-Dabh is probably the best known composer of Arabic descent and his works are highly regarded in Egypt, where he is considered the foremost living composer among that nations's 'second generation' of contemporary composers." Wikipedia.. 6 ff., notated in black ink on 12-stave Cameo Music Papers No. 5-3124, rectos only. Folio. Signed at the foot of each page and dated "Cairo 1960" on first and last pages. With copyright notices to foot of page 1: "2016 by Halim El-Dabh Music LLC," signed, and "1960 by C.F. Peters Corp 373 Park Ave. South New York, N.Y. 10016" A fair copy, including autograph note to page 3: "In whichever order, try to include as many notes within the time limits, including some in chords if so desired. Start and end with one of the heavy shaded notes." Slightly worn and creased; light red stain to upper left margin of pages 1 and 5.

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        Four Original Photographs of Arturo Toscanini in Rehearsal, March, 1954 with Negatives

      [NBC Studios]. LOOSE_LEAF. New York, 1954. A collection of four 9 x 7 photographs of the great Toscanini in rehearsal, with their original negatives. From the estate of Arturo Toscanini. The images show Toscanini casually dressed in a white short-sleeved shirt, conducting his orchestra. All photos are stamped "File Copy / Do Not Remove" and have holes in upper left corners from thumbtacks and have inventory numbers written in ink. The inventory numbers - which all contain the prefix "33107," suggest that they could be for the rehearsals from his final performance on April 4. . Very Good. 1954. First Edition.

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        Casino Royale

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1954. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition Third Impression Jonathan Cape 1954. No inscriptions, no browning, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Covers fine and red heart motif and lettering still very much bright. In original dust jacket which has imperceptible repairs to edges. Not price clipped. Further images on request.

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        LE SYSTEME DU MONDE. HISTOIRE DES DOCTRINES COSMOLOGIQUES DE PLATON A COPERNIC

      Hermann - COSMOLOGIE—DUHEM (P.).Le système du monde. Histoire des doctrines cosmologiques de Platon à Copernic.P., 1954-1959, 10 vol., in-8°, br. Rare complet. 12000 gr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter sending 90th Birthday Wishes to Albert Schweitzer

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. An interesting letter from the American chemist who holds the unique distinction of winning Nobel Prizes in both the Chemistry (1954) and Peace (1962) categories. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions letterhead, October 8, 1964. Letter to David Blum, the symphonic conductor and writer on classical music who was organizing a tribute to Albert Schweitzer on the occasion of his 90th birthday. In full: "I am delighted to learn that The Ezterhazy Orchestra will pay tribute to the ninetieth birthday of one of the greatest men in the world, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, on 14 January 1965, and I am happy to join with you in honoring Dr. Schweitzer. One of the finest memories that my wife and I have is that of our two-weeks visit to Dr. Schweitzer in his Hospital in Lambarene, five years ago. I remember especially well the interesting discussions of scientific, political, and moral questions that I was privileged to have with Dr. Schweitzer, in his room, nearly every evening during the period of this visit to Lambarene. Please extend to Dr. Schweitzer the congratulations of both my wife and me, on his ninetieth birthday." <br><br><br />A remarkable tribute to the great Alsatian organist, philosopher, theologian and physician who is remembered for his great Bach recordings and his inspiring work as a humanitarian. Schweitzer won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for founding the Lambarene Hospital in Gabon, west central Africa<br><br><br />David Blum made a number of recordings, including works by Mozart and Telemann and a series of Haydn symphonies for the Vanguard label, with the Esterhazy Orchestra of New York, which he founded in 1961 and directed until 1969. He was music director of the Lausanne Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland from 1973 to 1982 and of the Geneva Symphony Orchestra, which he also founded, from 1977 to 1986, and conducted many other orchestras as a guest. Mr. Blum devoted his later years to writing, showing a particular fascination with musical performers and their approaches to their art. In addition to three books -- ''Casals and the Art of Interpretation,'' ''The Art of Quartet Playing: The Guarneri Quartet in Conversation With David Blum'' and ''Paul Tortelier'' -- he wrote articles for The New Yorker, The Musical Times, The Strad and the Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times.

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        THE LONG GOODBYE

      NEW YORK: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. First Edition. Chandler's seventh Philip Marlow novel. A bit of shelfwear to extremities. Dustjacket shows some rubbing to top and bottom of spine, and along flap seams. $3.00 price on jacket intact Faintly perfumey, but only if one goes a'sniffin'. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Tight and square. "...Remember Marlowe? Here he is back again, a little older, a shade or two wiser, but still man enough to draw circles around the cops, to wake up in the clink rather than rat on a pal, to get the eye from the blond dream in almost any bar..."

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        Live and Let Die (a James Bond novel).

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, embossed in gilt, with purple dust-wrapper showing the original price of 10/6 to both flaps. A striking example of the the variant with the correct 'author's skill' text and the small section of purple colour which has crept onto the front flap, as described in the bibliography, page 61. A lightly used copy with one or two minor nicks to jacket, nice clean page edges, no inscriptions. Superior condition. ...Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr. Big - master of fear, artist in crime, and Voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition - he knows that Big is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem to the Everglades and on the Caribbean, 007 has realized that Mr. Big is one of the most dangerous men he has ever faced, and nobody,not even the enigmatic Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end. Gilbert A2a (1.1).

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        Nouvelles Recherches Archeologiques a Begram. vol.1-2 : Texte & Planches

      White Lotus, Paris 1954 - Nouvelles Recherches Archeologiques a Begram. vol.1-2 : Texte & Planches [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Inscriptions du Cambodge Vol. 5.

      White Lotus, Paris 1954 - Inscriptions du Cambodge Vol. 5. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy.

      New York: The Artist,, 1954. 17 offset lithographs on wove paper each hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin's aniline watercolor dye. Each sheet size: 22.9 × 15 cm. Excellent condition. Each presented in a white gold leaf frame with conservation mount and glass. Each from an edition of 190. The complete set of plates from the book 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy. Although the publication title states 25 Cats Name Sam the set is complete with 17 cats named Sam, (2 on one plate) and one blue pussy. Printed by Seymour Berlin. The calligraphy was done by Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola.

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        THE STAR BEAST

      Charles Scribner's Sons [1954]., New York - Octavo, cloth. First edition. "The youthful hero has an alien 'pet' called Lummox, and this creature turns out to be a great deal more important than anyone suspects. It becomes the cause of a diplomatic incident when a spacecraft arrives to reclaim its own. A wholly delightful novel for teenagers . Funny and inventive: one of Heinlein's best books from his best period." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 343. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (printed price clipped and new "$2.75" price ink-stamped on upper front flap) with a touch of wear at the upper right front corner tip. (#155354) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La guerre et la paix. Texte de Claude Roy

      Paris: Editions Cercle d'Art 1954 - OLWd. mit Titel- und Rückenfarbprägung, mit OUmschlag 153 Seiten mit 293 lithographierten Abbildungen in verschiedenen Techniken auf von Mourlot freres lithographierten Tafeln und 2 Falttafeln. Imposantes Werk zu den beiden Gemälden La Guerre und La Paix. 37 x 17 cm, sehr guter Zustand - tadellos. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A FABLE

      New York: Random House, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 437 p. First edition, #999 of 1,000 copies signed by William Faulkner. An allegorical story of World War I set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, this novel was awarded the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth binding, with royal blue, gray, and gilt stamping. Internally crisp and clean. Very light bump to the top corner of the front panel. The spine is a touch faded, with a faint stain near the spine head; otherwise very good or better. Housed in the publisher's slipcase, which shows a bit of wear and fading along the extremities. Signed by Author.

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        Aforesaid.

      New York: Henry Holt, . First edition of this limited edition. One of only 650 copies issued [of which only 500 were for sale] in commemoration of the poet's 80th birthday. Recently beautifully rebound in a modern design in full green Maroquin (Morocco), with gilt lettering on spine and signed by Robert Frost on the limitation page. . New York, Henry Holt, 1954. 8°. 114 pages. Modern Hardcover / Full green morocco with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. First edition of this limited edition. One of only 650 copies issued [of which only 500 were for sale] in commemoration of the poet's 80th birthday. Recently beautifully rebound in a modern design in full green Maroquin (Morocco), with gilt lettering on spine and signed by Robert Frost on the limitation page.

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        On a marché sur la Lune (Les Aventures de Tintin - EO française - B11)

      Casterman Inconnu 1954 In-4 (23,2 x 30,5 cm), album cartonné, dos rouge, couverture mate, 62 pages, EDITION ORIGINALE FRANCAISE, quatrième plat type B11, dépôt légal 2e trimestre 1954, imprimerie Danel ; coiffes, coins et bords des plats frottés, par ailleurs bon état. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.

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        Live and Let Die (a James Bond novel).

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, embossed in gilt, with purple dust-wrapper showing the original price of 10/6 to both flaps. A striking example of the the variant with the correct 'author's skill' text and the small section of purple colour which has crept onto the front flap, as described in the bibliography, page 61. A lightly used copy with one or two minor nicks to jacket, nice clean page edges, no inscriptions. Superior condition. ...Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr. Big - master of fear, artist in crime, and Voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition - he knows that Big is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem to the Everglades and on the Caribbean, 007 has realized that Mr. Big is one of the most dangerous men he has ever faced, and nobody,not even the enigmatic Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end.

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        La Semaine de Suzette. 45e année. Du n° 1 (3 décembre 1953) au n° 52 (25 novembre 1954)

      Paris: Gautier Languereau, 1954. Livre. Bon. Bradel. Ed. originale. In-4. Paris, Gautier Languereau, 1953. 28 x 22 cm (R), 836 pp., reliure à la Bradel en demi-percaline maroquinée rouge, titre et année dorés au dos. Une année complète. Amorces de fentes aux mors, petits frottis aux coupes, quelques feuillets mal alignés, bon exemplaire. (Prévoir des frais de port pour 2 kg).

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        Liber secretorum . De virtutibus herbarum: & animalium quorundam. Eiusdemq[ue] liber De mirabilibus mundi: & etiam de quibusdam effectibus causatis a quibusdam animalibus &c.(Colophon: Venice, Johan Baptist Sessa, 12 February 1502). Small 4to (21 x 15.5 cm). With a large woodcut portrait of the author at his desk. Gold-tooled maroon morocco (ca. 1870/90?) for James Carnegie, 9th Earl of Southesk (1827-1905), gilt edges.

      - Earl of Southesk sale, Sotheby, 18 October 1954, 255 (this copy); EDIT16 CNCE 29555 (2 copies); Honeyman 51 (this copy); KVK & WorldCat (5 copies). Rare early edition (one of perhaps four or five early editions with the main text set in a roman type) of two works written ca. 1300 by an unidentified follower of Albertus Magnus concerning the extraordinary properties (magical, astrological, medicinal, etc.) of 16 plants, 45 minerals or gems and 18 animals (including many birds), and concerning the "wonders of the world". The first includes means to become invisible, feel no pain, arouse love, interpret dreams and make prophesies. The second includes mental manipulation of matter, cures for diseases, magic made with fire or light, means of breaking charms, and seeing the future in dreams. The woodcut is remarkable for its depiction of both numerous books with bosses, clasps, etc., and numerous accoutrements, such as a wedge-shaped book stand, a copy stand in the form of a four-sided pyramid on a pedestal, pens, ink wells and penknives. Senna used it again in 1504 on the title-page of John Pecham's Perspectiva communis. Though this edition, like many others, attributes the works to Albertus Magnus (ca. 1194?-1280) on the title-page and at the end of the texts, the attribution is believed to be spurious. An attribution to his follower Henry of Saxony (d. ca. 1378) has also been challenged.With a faded inscription in red ink below the colophon, in a 16th-century italic hand. With the engraved armorial bookplate of James, Earl of Southesk, on the front pastedown. With a short worm trail at the head of the last 2 leaves, and a small marginal chip (repaired) and tear, neither approaching the text, but otherwise in very good condition. The binding shows some small minor blemishes and its spine is slightly faded, but it is otherwise fine. A rare early edition of a popular book of botanical, mineral and zoological wonders.

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        Marty-revised screenplay

      , 1954. Original script that once belonged to the co-producers, Burt Lancaster (an uncredited co-producer) and Harold Hecht (who won an Oscar for best picture). SIGNED by Ernest Borgnine at front of script who played Marty. Also SIGNED and dated by Paddy Chayefsky on a laid-in card, stating "Altered States", with a promotional photo of Chayefsky; comes with a certificate of authenticity for the card and photo, issued by R & R Enterprises. Very good condition. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. We will also provide a certificate for Borgnine's signature.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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        Improvisations : Artists Equity Fund, Inc. Presents Spring Fantasia Masquerade Ball May 20, 1954

      Hotel Astor, New York 1954 - 4to. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, one of 2000 copies. Wrappers bound on plastic spiral spine. Some toning and a little edgewear to wrappers. Tear to topmost corner of front wrapper at spine, but conveniently obscured by first rung of spiral. Toning to leaves. Unusually bright copy. VG in wrappers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
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        Autograph letter signed (Benn"). Apparently Berlin, 23. III. 1954.

      1954. 8vo. 2 pages. To an unnamed addressee, sending a contract and the letter of one Dr. Michael. - On headed paper.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Les Lèvres Nues de n°1 avril 1954 à n° 12 septembre 1958. 10 revues ( 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9- 10/12 ) Serie completa

      In 8° brochées cm 13 x 22. Textes et illustrations de Marcel Mariën, Paul Nougé, Louis Scutenaire, Gilbert Senecaut, André Souris, Gérard Van Bruaene, Gil J. Wolman, Michèle Bernstein, Paul Bourgoignie, Guy-Ernest Debord, André de Rache, Léo Dohmen, Jacques Fillon, Ganchina, Jane Graverol, etc. Tous un état du neuf. Rarissime édition originale complète de la 1ère série. 10 riviste più i numeri fuori serie L'Imitation du cinéma, datati dall'estate 1960 (8 pp. In formato quotidiano, cm 31,7, x 24,7. La serie completa. Brossura, cm 13 x 22. Testi e illustrazioni di Marcel Mariën, Paul Nougé, Louis Scutenaire, Gilbert Senecaut, André Souris, Gérard Van Bruaene, Gil J. Wolman, Michèle Bernstein, Paul Bourgoignie, Guy-Ernest Debord, André de Rache, Léo Dohmen, Jacques Fillon, Ganchina, Jane Graverol. Allo stato di nuovo. Rara edizione originale della prima serie.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Menabò]
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        Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy

      1954 - WILLIAMS, Tennessee. The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy. A Book of Stories. Hartford, [New York]: New Directions, (1954). Tall octavo, original half brown cloth, original slipcase. $3200.Signed limited edition, published the same year as the first edition and including the story "The Kingdom of Earth,"&#157; not included in the trade edition, number 17 of only 100 numbered copies (out of a total of approximately 135), signed on the copyright page by Tennessee Williams.One of four collections of short fiction by Tennessee Williams. At the time the first edition of Hard Candy was published, Tennessee Williams wanted to include Kingdom of Earth, a story about "relations among a dying transvestite, his sluttish bride, and his brother" (Hart, 831). However, his publisher, fearing an obscenity-based backlash, encouraged him to accept a compromise. Eventually Williams agreed to publish the first edition of this collection without Kingdom of Earth, but demanded that a special signed limited edition including the story be published that same year. Thus, this signed limited edition uses the original sheets from the first edition of Hard Candy, but bears a cancel title page with a signed limitation statement on the verso and contains Kingdom of Earth at the end. While the limitation page claims that 100 copies of this work were published, that number is believed to refer to the number of copies intended for Williams' own private distribution, of which this copy is number 17. Approximately 35 additional copies, some signed, were published for the use of the publisher, but those are all believed to contain various non-numeric notations on the limitation page. Most of the original 100 copies were later destroyed, making this the rarest of Williams' works. Crandell A13.I.b. Owner signature in yellow felt pen.Text fresh with only tiny bit of spotting to one leaf (227-8), expert repair to inner paper hinges, faintest edge-wear to boards; expert archival repair to slipcase. A highly desirable extremely good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954. Signed limited first edition of the first novel to win both Pulitzer and National Book Award winner. Octavo, original cloth. One of a thousand signed numbered copies. Fine in the original glassine wrapper. Slipcase is in fine condition. A superior example, not often seen in this condition. The Fable won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought in the war, and his descriptions of it "rise to magnificence," according to The New York Times, and include, in Malcolm Cowley's words, "some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived." Petersen A31b

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        Zschokke - Prophetenspiegel

      Buch 1954. Format: 28,5 x 19,5 cm (Bücher 11289) Original Manuskript von Fritz Fischer (1911 Unterwiesenthal -1968 München) mit 40 Orig.-Zeichnungen zu Zschokke\'s Prophetenspiegel: Heinrich Zschokke Prophetenspiegel Die Geschichte vom goldenen Taler Fritz Fischer, Juni 1954 Format: 28,5 x 19,5 cm Original-Umschlag 16 nn. Bl., mit 40 Original-Tuschfeder-Zeichnungen beiliegt ein Zeitungsausschnitt über Fritz Fischer und vorliegendes Manuskript; Verfasser Dr. Klasmeier (Hausschatz / Lies mich - Nr. 22; 1957) sehr gut erhalten Fritz Fischer war Schüler von Alois Kolb und Walter Tiemann an der Kunstakademie Leipzig.  Seine erste Ausstellung hatte er während seiner Studienzeit, nach dessen Abschluss arbeitete er als Pressezeichner für die »Neue Leipziger Zeitung«. 1935 vermittelte ihm Gotthard de Beauclair die erste Buchillustration für den Insel Verlag (Wilhelm Hauff - Das kalte Herz). Die Vorgehensweise von Fritz Fischer war folgende: Er schrieb den gesamten Text der Vorlage ab um sich so dem literarischen Kunstwerk zu nähern. »Auf den ersten Blick mag das in unserer eiligen Zeit unsinnig und unrationell erscheinen. Für mich ist es aber der kürzeste Weg, um zu einem Ergebnis zu gelangen, denn während des Abschreibens dringe ich sehr viel tiefer [...] ein, als es beim bloßen Lesen möglich ist. Das Entscheidende ist aber, daß bei einer solchen Arbeitsweise das Bild organisch aus der Schrift erwächst« (Weltstimme, Jahrgang 27. 1958. zit. nach Badorrek a. a. O., S. [6]). Texte und Bilder bilden somit eine Einheit. Die gedruckten Bücher können diese typographisch meist nicht wiedergeben. Der Künstler suchte sich die Vorlagen in den meisten Fällen selbst aus und erfüllte selten Verlagsinteressen. Erst nachdem ein Manuskript fertiggestellt war, machte er sich daran, Publikationsmöglichkeiten zu finden. Ein Großteil seines Werkes blieb so unveröffentlicht. Es gibt keine Druckgrafik von ihm. Original! - Kein Nachdruck! - Keine Kopie! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Völkel]
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        Natura e montagna. Periodico trimestrale di divulgazione naturalistica.

      Bologna, 1954/1960, A. I/VII, collezione completa di tutto il pubblicato (venti fascicoli) + 1961/1966, Serie 2, A. I/VI, collezione completa di tutto il pubblicato (ventiquattro fascicoli) + 1967/1971, Serie III, A. VII/XI, collezione completa di tutto il pubblicato (diciannove fascicoli) + 1972/1986, Serie IV, A. XII (ma XIX)/XXXIII, collezione completa di tutto il pubblicato (cinquantadue fascicoli) + 1987, n. 1, 2, 3, 4 - 1988, n. 1/2, 3, 4 - 1989, n. 1/2, 3/4 1- 1990, n. 1/2, 3/4 - 1991, n. 1/2, 3/4 - 1992, n. 1/2, 3/4. (sei annate complete) + Bologna, 1994, n. 1/2, 3/4 - 1995, n. 1/2, 3/4 - 1996, n. 1, 2 - 1997, n. 1, 2 - 1998, n. 1, 2 - 1999, n. 1, 2 - 2000, n. 1, 2 - 2001, n. 1, 2 - 2002, n. 1, 2 - 2003, n. 1, 2 - 2004, n. 1, 2 - 2005, n. 1, 2 - 2006, n. 1. (dodici annate complete + un fascicolo). Collezione pressoche completa:

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