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        Madame De Pompadour.

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1954. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "Mrs. Jean Jeffcoat with best wishes Nancy Mitford Paris 1954." Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine and front panel. Cecil Beaton designed the dust jacket art. Uncommon signed. When Madame de Pompadour became the mistress of Louis XV, no one expected her to retain his affections for long. A member of the bourgeoisie rather than an aristocrat, she was physically too cold for the carnal Bourbon king, and had so many enemies that she could not travel publicly without risking a pelting of mud and stones. History has loved her little better. Nancy Mitford's delightfully candid biography re-creates the spirit of eighteenth-century Versailles with its love of pleasure and treachery. We learn that the Queen was a "bore," the Dauphin a "prig," and see France increasingly overcome with class conflict. With a fiction writer's felicity, Mitford restores the royal mistress and celebrates her as a survivor, unsurpassed in "the art of living," who reigned as the most powerful woman in France for nearly twenty years.

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        La caccia al fagiano

      Firenze , Vallecchi,, 1954 - Una delle 200 copie con 7 acqueforti tirate a mano dai rami originali, numerate e firmate a matita (cm 12,6x23,2; 7,4x6; 9,5x7; 13x9,2; 12,4x7; 5,3x9; 11,5x9,4). 4to (cm 35x25). pp. 50 + incisioni. . Ottimo (Fine). Prima edizione di 800 + 200 es. mumerati. Prima edizione di 800 + 200 es. mumerati. . Brossura, custodia (wrappers, slip-case) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        LUIGI BARTOLINI, LA CACCIA AL FAGIANO Vallecchi 1954

      1954. LUIGI BARTOLINI, LA CACCIA AL FAGIANO con 8 acqueforti  prima edizione Vallecchi 1954 edizione di 800 copie con l'incisione originale NOBILE FAGIANO sciolta non firmata né numerata e  la riproduzione  nel testo delle altre cartella editoriale  e volume di 52 pagine - ottimo stato

      [Bookseller: Libri Editoria Grafica Henry Beyle]
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        O Pale Galilean (With The Duncan Grant Wrapper)

      The First UK printing published by The Harvill Press in 1954.The BOOK is in near FINE condition with some toning to the text block and moderate offsetting to the end papers.The pages remain clean.The book is free from inscriptions and erasures.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.Light toning in places more-so to the spine.The rear cover is remarkably clean for its age.Jacket design and chapter vignettes by Duncan Grant.The wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.One of the two major Duncan Grant book jackets even more difficult to find than 'Cheerful Weather'.

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        D'ENTRE LES MORTS (THE LIVING AND THE DEAD) - INSCRIBED BY BOTH AUTHORS

      Paris: Denoël, 1954. First French Edition. First Impression. Octavo (17.5cm); photo-illustrated wrappers; 222, [1]pp. Signed and inscribed by both authors on the half-title page: "A Madame Cordroc 'h, avec notre gratitude et l'homage de notre défèrente sympathie / Th. Narcejac / Pierre Boileau." Forward lean, vertical creasing along spine and left edge of front wrapper, with rubbing to joints and extremities (particularly at crown and lower rear joint), with a few faint creases and a handful of tiny spots to upper edge of textblock; recipient's name (in ink) to front endpaper, else clean throughout; Very Good. True first edition of the French crime fiction duo's third novel, preceding the British edition by two years and the American by three. Basis for the iconic 1958 film noir Vertigo, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Barbara Bel Geddes. Not only is Vertigo widely recognized as Hitchcock's masterpiece, it is also routinely cited by AFI and Sight and Sound as one of the greatest films ever made. Seldom offered in commerce, and for such an important film source book, it is surprisingly underrepresented institutionally; OCLC locates just three holdings in American institutions. The only inscribed copy we have seen. Hubin, p.39.

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        L'ANNEE AUTOMOBILE N°2(1954-1955), 3(1955-1956), 6(1958-1959), 8(1960-1961), 11(1963-1964), 12(1964-1965, 16 (1968-1969) à 22, 24 à 28, 35 à 39 (1991-1992), 58 (2010-2011).

      24 volumes, sans jaquette pour les Nos 3, 6, 8, 11, 12. Le numéro 2 n'en possède pas à l'origine.

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        Under Milk Wood. A Play for Voices.

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd,, 1954. Preface and musical settings by Daniel Jones. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ink gift inscription to front free endpaper. Very light rubbing to ends and tips, faint spotting to edges, a smart copy in excellent condition, with the dust jacket price-clipped, faintly faded to spine panel, lightly rubbed at the ends and cornres, and with a single closed tear to top of rear panel. First edition, first impression.

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        Live and Let Die.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1954. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and roundel to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front pastedown blacked out. Light foxing to endpapers and edge of text block; an excellent copy in the jacket with a little rubbing and some nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression, in the first issue jacket without the design credit slug to the front flap. The earliest dust jackets issued made no mention of Kenneth Lewis and at some point the need was recognised to credit his work. A stamp was made and as a stopgap existing jackets were overstamped beneath the blurb on the front flap. This slightly amateurish solution was swiftly abandoned and the jacket was reset and reprinted to include the Lewis credit. Copies of the first impression exist with all three states though we note that the third state dust jacket may readily be found on reprints and ought therefore be regarded with some suspicion.

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        Rivista storica benedettina. Anno XXIII- N. 3-4. 1954 Profert de thesauro svo nona et vetera

      Tipografia M. Forti, ROMA 1954 - ITALIANO Coperta cartonata leggermente ingiallita ai bordi. Pagine con lievi segni del tempo.

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        Nouvelles Recherches Archéologiques à Begram (Ancienne Kapici) 1939-1940

      1954. 2 vols., XII, 355 pp. text on excavations and research in Afghanistan, ext. notes, catalogue of plaster reliefs, ivories, glass, bronzes, jewelry, etc., concordance table, text illus., 668 illus. on plates (1 in color). Sm. folio. Wrpps. Paris (Imprimerie Nationale) 1954. (Mémoires de la Délégation Archéologique Française en Afghanistan. Rencontre de Trois Civilisations: Inde-Grèce-Chine). Rowland p. 39. In addition to the archeological report, there are papers by Philippe Stern on the ivories, Jeannine Auboyer on their iconography, and Otto Kurz on Begram and the Graeco-Roman West.

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        THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS

      Limited Editions Club, New York 1954 - Four large octavo volumes (7-3/4" x 10-1/2") bound in full closely woven black linen with lavish gold leaf stamping and housed in two slipcases. The definitive translation of Sir Richard Burton. Additional notes in separate supplement volumes by Henry Torrens, Edward Lane and John Payne. Illustrated with 60 multi-colored miniature paintings by Arthur Szyk reproduced in six-color printing plates, his final work. Copy #692 of 1500. Issued unsigned. Bookplate on the front endpaper of the second text and notes volumes. Spine gilt very strong with no rubbing but very slight wear to the heads. About Fine in close to Fine slipcases and somewhat uncommon in this condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

      George Allen & Unwin 1954 - 1954. Sixth Impression Second Edition. 315 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth with black lettering. Illustrated by the Author. Colour frontispiece with B&W illustrations throughout. Mild but noticeable foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Front hinge cracked, thus the board is slack. Previous owner's name on half title page. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Distinct sunning to spine, board edges & front board. Small (approx. 2cm) pale stains with few other dotted marks across the boards,. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Acta Physica. Academie Scientiarum Hungaricae.

      Budapest, Akademia, 1954-1972. - ISSN: 0001-6705. Titel rückseitig gestempelt anosneten guter Zustand. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800

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        EXPOSICIÓN BIBLIOGRÁFICA MARIANA - Catálogo - Manuscritos, incunables, estampas y dibujos

      Dirección General de Archivos y Bibliotecas, Madrid 1954 - 99 pp. + láminas. 14 x 20 cm. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Persian Gulf States and Their Boundary Problems. Reprinted from the Geographical Journal, Vol. CXX, Part 4, December 1954. London, The Royal Geographical Society, 1954.

      1954. 8vo. (433)-445, (1) pp. Includes a map. Original printed wrappers. Inscribed by the author. Includes an autograph letter signed by the author (Weymouth, 20 Feb. 1955, 2 pp. 8vo). Geographical description of Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the seven Trucial Sheikhdoms which today form the United Arab Emirates, and their boundary issues in the early 1950s. Signed and inscribed "To Edward + Irene Skinner with compliments" (20 Feb. 1955). Includes an autograph letter signed by Sir Rupert to "Dear Edward" accompanying the presentation offprint: "I enclose a copy of a recent paper of mine which you may be interested to see. I have finished the first draft of my book on the Persian Gulf but still have a good deal of revising to do [...]."

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        The Lord of the Rings - 3 parts

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London. 1954 - Overall an extremely collectible copy of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in dust jackets and early impressions, with nice clean contents and maps. The Fellowship of the Ring is first edition 1954, fourth impression 1955, in a near fine condition with unclipped (21s net) dust jacket in good condition. Mild browning and a tiny pencil mark (EN/L) to the front free endpaper with minor colour changes on the red cloth covers. Small water stain on the unclipped dust jacket and darkening of the spine with tiny tears on the edges. 423 printed pages plus the maps of Narnia at the end of the book. The Two Towers is a first edition 1954, fifth impression 1957, in a good condition, with a water stain on the lower front and rear edges. Slightly cocked edition plus an ink signature on the front free endpaper. Water stain on the the unclipped dust jacket (21s net) plus a small chip on the head of the spine. Some wear and browning on all edges. Page 224 has mild cracking of the hinge and dot of foxing on pages 59-65. 352 printed pages plus the maps at the end of the book. The Return of the King is a first edition 1955, fifth impression 1959 in a fine condition only marred by small mark on front red board. All the contents are intact. Good condition unclipped dust jacket ( 21s net) with two tiny tears on the head of the spine and wear on the corners and lower edge of the spine. Some wear marks on the cover with mild discolouration of the spine.416 printed pages plus the maps at the end of the book. All editions 9 x 6" The book weighs over 2.2lb/1kg and will incur a higher cost of postage for international (not UK) shipping. Please contact us for a shipping cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stemming the Tide.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1954.. First US edition (utilising the British sheets). Octavo, pp. x, 379. Contains the fifty most important speeches Churchill made in the first two years after his return to office as prime Minister. Review copy with review slip laid in. An uncommon book with only 1850 copies produced. Green publisher's cloth with black titles and dark green decoration to spine, dark blue dustwrapper. Some light bumping to the headcap and tail, some general wear and loss to the edges of the dustjacket. a fine copy in a very good dustwrapper.

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        Epilipsy and the Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain

      Little, Brown and Co., Boston, MA 1954 - (full book description) Little, Brown and Co., Boston, MA, 1954. 1st Edition 3rd Printing, Good+, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 896pgs(Index). 8 COLOR Plates. Cover fore-edge corners lightly bumped, ink owner name, address inside front cover, endpaper hinge papers scotch taped, only a very few ink margin check marks in text, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Vast magority of text in Fine Like New condition. Price reflects 20% Off our regular price, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SIMPLICISSIMUS. 9. Okt. 1954 - 3. Juni 1967 (alles Erschienene). Die wichtigste politisch-satirische Zeitschrift Deutschlands. Komplette Nachkriegsserie.

      Simplicissimus Verlagsgesellschaft. München., 1954 - 4°, groß, 23 Bände, je ca. 400 Seiten. Illustr. OLwd. mit farbiger Deckelillustration (Bulldogge) von Th. Th. Heine, Silberprägung. Alle Bände in absolut besten Zustand und durch Inhaltsangabe erschlossen. SEHR SCHÖNE SAMMLERAUSGABE, mehr Fotos auf Anfrage, nur Komplett-Abgabe. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. Herausgeber(in): Iversen, Olaf. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 51000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Case of the Restless Redhead (Inscribed Association Copy)

      New York: William Morrow & Co, 1954. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ERLE STANLEY GARDNER TO HIS NIECE ON THE FEP: "To Nordie / with lots of love from Uncle Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / Sept 1954." A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, illustrated in color by Charles Lofgren. 274 pp.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Pictures From an Institution

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition inscribed by the author (on behalf of his second wife and children) on front free endpaper to his friend Harvard literary scholar Herschel Baker and his family in black ink. 277 p. + note on the type. Turquoise cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Near Fine in about Very Good dust jacket. Jacket spine panel sunned, head chipped, worn along edges with some tears along fold of front panel repaired with archival mending tissue on verso, unclipped ($3.50). Jarrell's only novel, an academic satire.

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        The George Eliot Letters. Volume 1: 1836-1851. Volume 2: 1852-1858. Volume 3: 1859-1861. Volume 4: 1862-1868. Volume 5: 1869-1873. Volume 6: 1874-1877. Volume 7: 1878-1880 and index.

      Connecticut Yale University Press, New Haven 1954-1955, 1st ed. Orig. grey cloth without dustjacket. Complete, in fine condition. 16051927

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        Journal littéraire.

      1954Paris. Mercure de France. 1954. 19 volumes in-8, broché, non coupés. Infimes traces d'insolation sur quelques volumes. Edition originale. 1 des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives, celui-ci n°255. «Je nai rien créé, je nai rien inventé. Je suis un rapporteur de propos, de circonstances, un esprit critique, qui juge, apprécie, extrêmement réaliste, auquel il est difficile den faire accroire. Rien de plus. Je peux ajouter : le mérite décrire avec chaleur, spontanément, sans travail, prompt et net, et quelque esprit.» "Lire le Journal littéraire de Paul Léautaud, c'est vivre une deuxième vie... Mais plus quune galerie de portraits de Valéry, Apollinaire, Giraudoux, Sacha Guitry entre tant dautres ou lobservation minutieuse dune société, cest le quotidien même de son auteur qui nous est ici décrit. Paul Léautaud y apparaît avec sa tristesse, son égocentrisme, son inflexible liberté de penser." (Préface de l'édition Folio).

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        Dionysos bei den Barbaren. Ein Reigen mit einem Vorspiel "Die Flucht des Dionysos". Handgeschriebenes, handgemaltes und signiertes Exemplar. (signiert und gewidmet vom Autor)

      Königswusterhausen, Merlin, 1954 - 26 ungez., farbige, handgeschr. (unbeschnittene) Blätter in einem Mit 6zeiliger persönlicher Widmung an Hans Ludwig Geiger, signiert und datiert am 17. November 1961 sowie einem handgeschriebenen Brief vom Autor an Geiger. Beiliegend eine Fotokopie des Werkes vom Autor "Leonardo", sowie der handgeschriebenen Adresse des Autors in Berlin. Insges. sauber, Kanten minim. angestoßen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 farbigen Or.-Umschlag, gehalten durch Kordelbindung. 4to. Unikat: "Dichterhandschriften der Merlin Presse: Opus 227". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Jonathan Troy

      Dodd, Mead & Company, New York 1954 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Edward Abbey on a laid in signature. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Edward Abbey First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Caves of Steel

      Boardman, London 1954 - First edition first printing Boardman 1954. Rare Hardback in any condition with dust jacket. Book is still tight and square. Boards have bumped corners and markings to both. A very tiny but noticeable bump to upper board, with a hint of bend. Title gilt is very nice with only a couple of minor rubs. Text block is clean, with a few minor spots and very light age toning to edges. The paste downs and flypaper have toning, and flypaper is creased. Feels lightly read. Moderate bumping to head and foot of spine, grades as good condition due to the numerous small issues but is still tight and clean and is close to very good. The unclipped jacket has some loss to front of jacket and minor loss to spine ends. Split at head of joint with colour break creasing and minor loss. Small split to top of upper fore edge. Two dark spots to front, and various chips and rubs, Spine has some minor rubs also. Rear is relatively bright and clean, with only minor rubs to edges. Looks and feels better in the hand than the detailed description can relate. Overall a better than good copy, but too many faults to grade as very good. This copy is not ex-lib, not priced clipped and has no inscriptions. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a quality addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A solid example of this highly collectible and rare first edition first printing title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BUCOLIQUES BAUSSENQUES.

      LES BAUX. LES LIVRES DE LOUIS JOU. 1954.IN-4 EN FEUILLES (27 X 35 X 3,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (8) + 52 ET (8) FEUILLETS, SOUS COUVERTURE CREME REMPLIEE, PLAT SUPERIEUR ILLUSTRE D'UNE GRANDE COMPOSITION EN BRUN, EN OCRE ET EN ROUGE, AUX ARMES DES BAUX-DE-PROVENCE, PLAT INFERIEUR A LA MARQUE DE L'EDITEUR, L'ENSEMBLE SOUS ETUI CARTONNE. ILLUSTRE DE 52 BOIS GRAVES EN NOIR A MI-PAGE DE LOUIS JOU. PREMIER TIRAGE, LIMITE A 135 EXEMPLAIRES, DONT 10 HORS COMMERCE. UN DES 50 DU TIRAGE DE TETE SUR PAPIER GUARRO, APRES 10 EXEMPLAIRES SUR JAPON NACRE, CELUI-CI PORTANT LE NUMERO 27. "CE LIVRE EST UN DES PLUS PARFAITS DE LA DERNIERE PERIODE DE LOUIS JOU" (ANDRE FEUILLE) LE SEUL CONSACRE EXCLUSIVEMENT A DES PAYSAGES. XVIII ° VOLUME DE LA COLLECTION "LES LIVRES DE LOUIS JOU". BEL ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE SIGNE DE L'EDITEUR ET ILLUSTRATEUR LOUIS JOU : "POUR MADAME MIREILLE ET DOCTEUR RENE B.., FRATERNEL SOUVENIR CATALANO-PROVENCAL, AVEC L'AFFECTION DE LOUIS JOU. LES BAUX, 1956".BEL EXEMPLAIRE.

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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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        EUPHORMIO'S SATYRICON

      THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS, 1954. DESIGNED PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED BY CHRISTOPHER SANDFORD AT THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS, LIMITED TO 260 NUMBERED COPIES. THIS IS ONE OF THE LIMITED EDITION OF 60 SPECIALLY BOUND COPIES, BEING NUMBER 56. FULL CRUSHED RED MOROCCO, TEG, 10 WOOD ENGRAVINGS BY DERRICK HARRIS. TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN INTO ENGLISH FROM THE 1605 EDITION. CONTAINED IN A DUSTY SLIPCASE. A VERY GOOD COPY (THE RED OF THE SPINE HAS DARKENED). VERY SCARCE.

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        Roman Wall

      Pantheon, New York 1954 - First American edition, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to her late lover Hilda Doolittle's cousin: "Gretchen [Wolle Baker] / with all best wishes from / Bryher / 11th September 1963". Books signed or inscribed by Bryher are scarce. A very good copy in dustwrapper slightly faded at spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        The Confidential Clerk

      London: Faber and Faber Ltd,, 1954. A Play. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ink ownership inscription to front pastedown. Light rubbing and fading along board edges, internally clean and sound, a very good copy withal in the jacket which is a little marked, chipped at the corners and has loss to the ends of spine panel. First edition, first impression, signed by Eliot on the title page. This copy has an ink inscrption in another hand to the half title verso, noting that this copy was "Signed by Eliot at the London Clinic April 1954". In the month after the Confidential Clerk was published (April), Eliot suffered from a heart attack and was treated at the London Clinic. This copy has the second issue point (p.7 "I had" penultimate line), and the first state jacket (priced 10s 6d).

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        Live and Let Die

      First issue, without a credit to Lewis on the front flap of the dust jacket. The book is firmly and squarely bound in clean black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, the boards are a trifle bowed and the corners and spine ends a little bumped. The text block is slightly foxed and age toned, but free from inscriptions. The dust jacket is the original and not price clipped, it is slightly toned and foxed, with some minor nicks, a few short closed tears and rubbing to the edges. Overall, a very decent example of the uncommon first issue.

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        Mes caravanes

      - Seghers, Paris 1954, 14,5x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 40 copie numerate Olanda, gli unici documenti principali. Esemplare piacevoli. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Agréable exemplaire.

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        THE DESERT MUSIC AND OTHER POEMS

      Random House (1954), New York - Printed at the Spiral Press. Wallace A38: First Trade Edition (there were also 111 signed and numbered copies). This copy is SIGNED by the author on the first blank in blue ink and dated in 1955 in his shaky hand. Signed copies of the trade edition of this title are elusive. Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with a small chip on the rear panel [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Contre Sainte-Beuve suivi de Nouveaux mélanges

      - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 85 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 16 Japon. Très bel exemplaire. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 85 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 16 Japon. Très bel exemplaire.

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        The Lord of the Rings

      A three volume set, all three are first editions and first impressions. The books are firmly bound in full dark blue leather, lettered and simply decorated in gilt, with gilt to all edges of the text blocks. The text blocks are slightly toned, but internally clean and free from foxing or inscriptions, each has its map present to the rear.

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        The Eye Of Love.

      London: Photography, 1954.. First Edition. Oblong octavo. Bound in soft paper boards with photographic self-wraps and scarce original tracing paper jacket, printed in purple. Black and white photographs throughout, with a foreword by Basil Burton. Internally clean. Binding and jacket with trivial wear only. A remarkable survival. This photo essay follows a woman as she returns home, undresses, smokes a cigarette, gets ready to go out, and then heads to an empty hotel bar, where she apparently waits for an acquaintance. The woman is in fact Groebli's wife, Rita, and the collection has rightly been described as both wistful and romantic. Swiss-born, Groebli is known better in Germany, though this collection demonstrates his claim to be a world-class photo essayist.

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        PORTRAITS PAR HENRI MATISSE

      ANDRE' SAURET, 1954. 25 x 31.5 cm 151 pp contiene 60 riproduzioni in nero e 33 a colori applicate. Stampato in 2850 esemplari, il nostro è il n. 111. La copertina e la litografia al frontespizio sono opere originali appositamente eseguite dall'artista per questa opera. Testo in lingua francese. Volume in ottime condizioni, solo le prime 4 pagine staccate dal dorso. Il cofanetto originale é un pò rovinato e scollato.

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        Cronache e altre poesie

      Schwarz,, Dialoghi col Poeta, 1954. Brossura (wrappers) Con tre disegni in nero di Giuseppe Migneco. 8vo. pp. 40. Molto Buono (Very Good). Copertina e pagine leggermente brunite ai margini (Pages slightly browned to edges). Prima edizione di 500 es. numerati. Opera prima dell'Autore.

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        Livre de ballets.

      Paris, Jean Hugues, 1954, in-12°, 112 pages, couverture rempliée, emboitage (piqures sur la couverture). Tirage limité et numéroté à 210 exemplaires, celui-ci 1/190 sur Rives signé par l'auteur. On joint une carte de visite de Pierre Lecuire avec remerciements autographe signés à Muriel Chaney. BEL ENVOI DE PIERRE LECUIRE à Muriel Chaney qui participa à la création de "Psaumes" de Pierre Lecuire à la Villa Arson.

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        The History of the Jewish Khazars - Princeton Oriental Studies Volume 16

      Princeton University Press, 1954. 293 pages. Index. Bibliography. List of abbreviations. "The first comprehensive history of the Khazars in any Western language... Traces their beginnings, their possible relations with the Persians before Islam, their contacts with the Greeks and wars with the Arabs, their conversion to Judaism, the alleged correspondence with Spain, the relation with the Russions, and, finally, the collapse and disappearance of the Khazar state." - from dust jacket. Book tight, clean and unmarked with light wear. Faint pencil erasure atop front free endpaper. Multiple defects to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A sound copy of this important work.

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        Pablo Picasso. Painter and sculptor. Portrait study by Karsh of Ottawa...

      s. e, 1954 ca. Silver print cm 20 x 25,5. Stampa vintage. 1954 ca. Al verso timbro: Camera press ltd. Russel court - Coram street London. Velina d'agenzia con didascalia dattiloscritta e indicazione dell'autore. Alcune annotazioni a matita. Fotografia che fa parte del servizio realizzato da Yousouf Karsh su Pablo Picasso nel 1954. Splendido scatto di grande intensita' che testimonia le qualita' da grande ritrattista di Yousouf Karsh. Armeno si trasferi' da giovane, per motivi politici, in Canada dove uno zio faceva il fotografo. Fu poi apprendista a Boston presso il fotografo J. Garo. Tornato in Canada apri' uno studio proprio davanti alla sede del governo. Fu introdotto in seguito negli ambienti governativi ma il successo vero arrivo' nel 1941 quando ritrasse Wiston Churchill. Sterminato e' l'elenco dei personaggi ritratti da Karsh, politici, artisti, scrittori, ecc. Sue opere sono esposte al Moma, alla National portrait gallery di Londra, alla Biblioteque nationale di Parigi ecc. ENG

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