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        Autograph Letter Signed By Harry S. Truman to Dean Acheson.

      Kansas City, Missouri 1954 - Autograph letter signed by Harry S. Truman to Dean Acheson. Five pages, with 2 page transcription of Acheson's 19 October response Truman recounts his near death from an infected gall bladder that required emergency, life-saving surgery, and reflects on his changing popular reputation. "Went to our outdoor theater [on June 19] in Swope Park to see 'Call Me Madam,' which I've never seen (and don't want to)." Truman, in fact, was going to appear in a cameo at the end of the play. But he never made it. While waiting to come on "A pain overtook me which I couldn't stop with all the will power I could exercise and the 'Boss' drove me home." Admitted into the hospital, the "Doc told me that the white corpuscles were increasing at the rate of 1000 an hour and that a little butchering would be necessary. I wrote a codicil to my will and went out - I mean out. They gave me about five or ten gallons of anti-biotics by sticking needles in veins. But they just couldn't kill me." His wife Bess "says I'm worse than a Bridge Club Lady--talk about my operation and bore people to death." He also talks about the difficult task of getting his memoirs published, with an impatient publisher waiting for the promised 300,000 words by the spring of 1954. But the hospital was flooded with flowers during his convalescence and Truman was touched by the genuine concerns expressed for "this still controversial former President." No one, he tells Acheson, "knew the travails of what we went through in those years from Apr. 12, 1945 to Jan. 20, 1953 as did you, Gen. Marshall, [Treasury Secretary] John Snyder and [Secretary of Agriculture] Charlie Brannan." A lengthy, revealing letter about Truman's near death experience. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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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        Longes mac n-Usnig: Being the Exile and Death of the Sons of Usnech

      (Dublin): Dolmen Press, 1954. Cranwill, Mia. Tall octavo. 32pp. One of 225 copies. Printed in black with red initials and with a decorative title-page spread, two full-page illustrations, and six pictorial headpieces by Mia Cranwill. The tragic myth of Deirdre and the sons of Usnech, who were slain by the jealous Conchobor, translated into English from the Irish text found in the Book of Leinster. The woodcut illustrations capture the heroine's desolation amidst a romantic Irish setting, with elaborately decorated borders and backgrounds framing the depictions of love found and lost. The image of Dierdre reaching toward the far horizon extends onto the boards, which are covered in paper printed with a repeating version of the woodcut. The boards are backed in white paper and protected with a glassine wrapper. Glassine shows some chipping and loss to edges, with a three-inch closed tear extending from the spine; otherwise, the book is in fine condition.

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        From the sermons of Rabbi Milton Steinberg;: High holydays and major festivals,

      Bloch 1954 - Very good hardcover in blue, no dust jacket. Name of prev owner on fep, otherwise unmarked, bright and clean with square and tight binding. Enjoy reading with a real book in your hands. Shipping from North Carolina. Dedicated to delighting our customers. Delivery confirmation provided on all domestic orders. Happy to ship to international locations. Consider expedited shipping - just a little more moves your purchase a lot faster. Digital photos available on request for any book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        STUDIA PATAVINA, 160 TOMES (1954-2007), RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA E TEOLOGIA

      1954. Tipografia del Seminario di Padova. 1954-2007. In-8.Carré. Broché. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 160 tomes (54 années). Manquent les n° 1 de 1970 et 1996. Quelques annotations (codes) et tampons de bibliothèque. Anno I, n° 1, gennaio-aprile 1954: Pres. da S.E. Mons. G. Bortignon (Padova). S. Offelli: Il pensiero del Concilio Lateranense V sulla dimostrabilità dell'anima umana. L. Sartori, 'Natura e grazia' nella dottrina di S. Bernardo. L. Stefanini, Filosofia e religione. U.A. Padovani, Agistinismo bonaventuriano e agistinismo tomistico. C. Fabro, Filosofia e Religione in Benedetto Croce. A. Cardin, U.A. Padovani, Filosofia e Teologia della storia. G. dal Sasso, Aristotele e l'Evoluzionismo. Recensioni, etc. Anno LIV, n° 3, sett.dic. 2007: A. Martin, Senso della fede e ambivalenze necessarie in Mc 4, 35-41. O. Todisco, Liberare la verità di Dio, il contributo di G. Duns Scoto. G. Segalla, L'orizzonte attuale della teologia giovannea. A. Latorre, Le origini di 'Antisemitismo' di Eugenio Zolli...

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        Four typescripts for 'The Pinky Lee Show'

      1954. Together four typescripts: "Pinky and the Candy Machine". Show #9. January 14, 1954. 10 pages. -- "Dictionary B." n.d. 11 pages. -- "Bloopy's Christmas Gift." n.d. 8 pages. -- "Ticket Seller Catches Thief." n.d. 12 pages. The screenwriter Lee Wainer's copies, with his pencil notes and revisions throughout. Pinky Lee was the stage name of Pincus Leff, an American burlesque comic and host of the children's variety show 'The Pinky Lee Show' in the early 1950s. His is best remembered for his baggy pants and frequent use of his catchphrase: "Oooooh! You make me so mad!" The show received Emmy nominations as an afternoon children's program and inspired later imitators such as 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse'. It was followed each day by the popular 'Howdy Doody Show.'.

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        Casino Royale - Rare U.S. w/Original Dust Jacket - Not Price Clipped NO SPINE SUN FADING

      MacMillan 1954 - IAN FLEMING - CASINO ROYALE, published by MacMillan, copyright 1953 (but published in the U.S. in 1954 as stated on the title page), First Printing (states "First Printing" on copyright page with no references to subsequent printings - there was a 2nd printing in this format which clearly states as such on the copyright page), off-white endpapers with dark green cloth boards and red lettering to spine and front board, $2.75 price on DJ front flap. Book has no creased page corners, no foxing to pages or endpapers or outer page edges, slight dusting/age darkening to outer page edges (primarily to top edge), endpapers are clean with no soiling or scotch tape marks, no former owner's markings or used bookseller stamps/stickers inside, no wear to board edges, corners or spine tips (hint of rubbing at spine tips only), no bumped board corners, no discoloration/soiling to boards, no wear to spine or front board lettering. Dust jacket has sliver loss at bottom spine tip otherwise no chipping, tearing or creasing, slight wear to spine tips, almost no wear to front flap crease (just at front flap crease corners), couple of tiny closed nick tears along top edge otherwise no edge wear, NO SPINE FADING (common defect with this DJ - the red & green on the spine almost always fades as compared to the colors on the front cover), no soiling to front panel, no foxing to white rear panel and almost no dust rubbing, no color rubbing to panels. Overall a FINE- book in FINE- condition dust jacket (not price clipped) of an Ian Fleming U.S. 1st printing hardcover book. I have a number of other U.S. and U.K. Ian Fleming James Bond 1st printing hardcover appearances up for sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far North Collectible Books]
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        Casino Royale.

      New York, NY: Macmillan, 1954.. FIRST US EDITION. Octavo, pp.176. Bound in original dark green cloth boards in the pictorial dustjacket designed by Leo Manso. Priced to the front flap ($2.75) but with both corners clipped, as was the publisher's method. Both book and wrapper show some wear and handling; rubbed to joints, frayed to spine ends, several short tears, but with no inscriptions or significant defects. Very good; a used but presentable copy.

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        ALS, APcS and 2 printed cards with autogr. signature ("Horthy"). Estoril, 1954 and 1955.

      1954. 4to and oblong 8vo. Altogether 3½ pp. on 4 ff. Comprises the fragment of an autogr. envelope. To Otto W. Rossegg (1890-1973). - All leaves with the exception of the picture postcard mounted on old backing paper; traces of replaced adhesive tape; letter on very thin paper and wrinkled.

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        Pictures From an Institution

      Alfred A. Knopf 1954 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La nuova disciplina del digiuno eucaristico e delle messe vespertine Testi legislativi e commento

      Bollettino del Clero Romano-Roma, ROMA 1954 - ITALIANO Volume discretamente conservato, coperta in cartoncino, dorso e margini dei piatti bruniti, bordo stanco, punte piegate e consumate, su piatto anterore talloncino adesivo con catalogazione bibliotecaria, tagli e margini delle pagine appena bruniti.

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        Hilde Spiel (1911-1990). Portrait, Brustbild der vierzigjährigen Dichterin und Journalistin im Londoner Exil. Öl auf Leinen, signiert A. Purtscher 54, Keilrahmen, 61 x 51 cm.

      (London 1954 - (London 1954). Der Kärntner Maler Alfons Purtscher war mit der Dichterin und Malerin Nora Wydenbruck (1894-1959) verheiratet, die seit 1926 in London lebte, nach dem Krieg auch in Kärnten, und zwar in Schloß Meiselberg am Rand des Zollfelds, in der Nähe von Maria Saal. Sie hat insbesondere T.S. Eliot ins Deutsche übersetzt, aber auch Rilke ins Englische und, nicht zuletzt, Christine Lavant ins Englische (von ihren sonstigen Verdiensten hier zu schweigen). Sie hatte Purtscher, gleichfalls Kärntner, der schon früh als Tiermaler hervorgetreten war, 1917 geheiratet. In Hilde Spiels Gästebüchern, die über uns leihweise an die Österreichische Nationalbibliothek vermittelt wurden (sichtbar im Literaturmuseum/Grillparzerhaus), findet sich der rege Verkehr zwischen Spiel/Mendelssohn und Wydenbruck/Purtscher im Londoner Exil wieder. Dieses Milieu, von dem Literatur und Kunst in Kärnten profitiert haben, mag auch dem Nachbarn Gerhard Lampersberg, Leiter der Musikabteilung bei Radio Klagenfurt, mit seiner Frau Maja Weis von Ostborn, als Möglichkeit der Begegnung junger Künstler auf ihrem Tonhof gedient haben. Hilde Spiels Haus am Bach bei St. Wolfgang, in der Nachbarschaft von Alexander Lernet-Holenia, bildete für Schriftsteller von Thomas Bernhard bis Reinhard Priessnitz, ein beliebtes Reiseziel im Salzkammergut. Sprache: deu [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Food In England

      The First UK Printing published by MacDonald in 1954. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. The binding remains tight. A little pushing and fading at the spine tips. The text-block is lightly toned and spotted which has encroached very slightly on the page edges in a few places. Mild offsetting to the end papers. Free from erasures and inscriptions. Small neat previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown. The WRAPPER is complete and correctly priced at 30/- net. It is in Very Good++ or better condition and is amazingly clean for its age. Mild edge wear in places. A little loss on the folds in places but only slight. The spine is lightly spotted with far less toning than usually encountered. A small amount of supportive tape to the upper spine on the verso which does not show through to the front. The Hookaway Cowles period wrapper design looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. A wonderful collection of history, anthropology and cookery enhanced by Cowles' B/W illustrations throughout. A very attractive and sharp copy. Highly collectible with such attributes. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        My imitation of Christ

      Confraternity of the Precious Blood-New York, NEW YORK 1954 - INGLESE Tascabile ben conservato, coperta in simil pelle, bella grafica e caratteri dorati in bassorilievo su piatto anteriore e dorso, pieghe su piatto anteriore, bordo, cima e piede poco consunti, tagli poco ingialliti, macchiato quello di testa, pagine in buono stato, macchia sul margine inferiore e superiore di molte pagine. Frontespizio con bella grafica. Belle illustrazioni in b. e n. fuori testo. Traduzione riveduta.

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        F.D.R. meets Ibn Saud.

      New York: American Friends of the Middle East, Inc.,, 1954. Octavo. Original green combed cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and front board. Very lightly rubbed, pale toning, a very good coopy. This copy inscribed on the title page; "For Toni and Don Fullerton with grateful memories of Jiddah from their devoted friend Bill Eddy". William Alfred "Bill" Eddy (1896?1962) was the son of Presbyterian missionaries, born in Sidon, Syria, and after graduation from Princeton served in the US Marine Corps during the First World War. He then entered academia, teaching literature at Dartmouth College and the American College in Cairo, president of both Hobart College and William Smith College (1936?42). Re-entering the services in the Second World War with the rank of lieutenant-colonel he was Naval Attaché and Naval Attaché for Air in Cairo, with significant intelligence roles. From 1943 his work as "Special Assistant to the American Minister" based at the American legation in Jeddah was crucial in forging bonds between the Saudi Arabia and the Allies. Post-war Eddy was crucial in the creation of the CIA, and retained his special relationship at the Saudi court. This privately published volume contains his account of the circumstances surrounding the meeting held on the Great Bitter Lake of the Suez Canal in Egypt on board USS Quincy in February 1945 between King Abdul Aziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud), and Franklin Roosevelt, which Eddy organised, and at which he acted as interpreter. It was the first time that the king had left Saudi Arabia.

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        Portraits par Henri Matisse

      André Sauret - Éditions du Livre, Monte Carlo 1954 - In-4° (318x245mm), pp. 151, (2), cartonatura editoriale con sovraccoperta ripiegata, protetta da velina, con illustrazione di Matisse in nero, in blu e in giallo e camicia cartonata originale grigioazzurra con titolo in blu al dorso. Conservata la custodia cartonata originale, anch'essa di colore grigioazzurro. Una litografia originale f.t. sciolta, non firmata, con ritratto femminile. 60 riproduzioni in b.n. a p. pagina di dipinti a olio, disegni, litografie del grande artista francese e 33 riproduzioni a colori applicate f.t. di dipinti a olio a soggetto ritrattistico. Le pp. di testo contengono uno scritto di Matisse sulla pittura di ritratto. Perfetto esemplare. Edizione originale; copia n° 259 su una tiratura complessiva di 2.850 esemplari numerati, realizzati tipograficamente da André Sauret con la supervisione di Matisse stesso (il volume fu finito di stampare il 20 dicembre 1954, poco più di un mese dopo la scomparsa dell'artista, avvenuta a Nizza il 3 novembre; Matisse aveva avuto tuttavia il tempo di controllare i lavori tipografici prima che il libro fosse terminato di stampare; sia l'illustrazione per la sovraccoperta che la litografia furono realizzate da Matisse appositamente per la presente pubblicazione). La copertina e le tavole a colori furono tirate sulle presse di Mourlot; la fototipia fu realizzata da Louis Duval, mentre la stampa fu eseguita dall'Imprimerie Union. Duthuit, Catalogue raisonné des Ouvrages illustrés, n. 33. Monod, 7849. Francese [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Arcadie. Revue littéraire et scientifique. Première Année (1954).

      Paris 1954. Ca. 555 S. Brauner Halbleinenband der Zeit. Erster kompletter Jahrgang der von André Baudry unter der Schirmherrschaft von Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963) und Roger Peyrefitte (1907 - 2000) gegründeten homophilen Zeitschrift \"Arcadie\". Die Zeitschrift erschien in Monatsausgaben, die jeweils einen Umfang von ca. 50 Seiten hatten. Mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Abbildungen und Illustrationen auf Kunstdruckpapier. Zur Geschichte und Bedeutung der \"Arcadie\" vgl. Julian Jackson: Arcadie: Sens et Enjeux de \"l`homophilie\" en France, 1954-1982, in: Revue d`Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, 2006/4. Sehr gutes Exemplar des kompletten ersten Jahrganges dieser kulturgeschichtlich bedeutenden Zeitschrift, durch die die französische Homosexuellen-Bewegung in ihren Anfängen maßgeblich beeinflußt wurde. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). More photos on the homepage of the Antiquarian (please include item number on the supply side in the search box). Plus de photos sur le site web du librairie antiquaire (s`il vous plaît mentionner le numéro de l`article sur le côté de l`offre dans la zone de recherche). Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

      George Allen & Unwin, 1954. Hardcover. Acceptable. 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,.

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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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        Portrait photograph of Geoffrey Holder

      New York, 1954. Variant portrait (from same session) as the bust portrait published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Full length portrait of the dancer, in profile, clad only in his necklace. 1 vols. 33 x 23 cm. (approximately 13 x 9-1/8 inches). Fine. Verso docketed in pencil giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("II-MM-12"). Variant portrait (from same session) as the bust portrait published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Full length portrait of the dancer, in profile, clad only in his necklace. 1 vols. 33 x 23 cm. (approximately 13 x 9-1/8 inches). Remarkably frank full nude portrait of the dancer -- an image apparently not in the Van Vechten collection in the Library of Congress.

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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]

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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

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Reino Secreto]
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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 [...]."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rare And Antique Books PBFA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: edconroybooks]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Schloss]
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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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