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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.

      [Bookseller: Hawkridge Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: J & M Books Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bissoni]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Online Bookshop Jim and Mina Stachow]
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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
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        La Passion du Christ. Vingt et une pointes sèches par Bernard Buffet qui a établi la mise en page, l'architecture et la présentation du livre.

      Paris, Henri Creuzevault, 1954 ; grand in-folio en feuilles sous couverture anthracite, chemise-étui anthracite, dos demi-toile noire, titre au palladium. Premier tirage à 140 exemplaires (celui-ci n°13) sur Hollande Van Gelder, imprimé d'un seul côté, à l'intérieur de la pliure. Le texte est un choix tiré de l'Ancien et Nouveau Testament d'après les meilleures éditions du XVIIe siècle. Très belle réussite de Bernard Buffet dans le style réalisme-fantastique ! Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Clagahé]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Benn"). Wohl Berlin, 23. III. 1954.

      1954. 2 SS. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Anbei 1) Vertrag | 2) Brief von Dr. Michael (bitte gelegentlich zurück) Ich sandte ihm 'Probleme der Lyrik' dafür. | Es wird Frühling. Gestern zum ersten Mal Sommerpaletot getragen. | 4) Wir sahen den Film [...], kein Spiel- u. Liebesfilm, sondern: Los Angeles, Kalifornien usw. Wirklich interessant, dort zersägen sie grosse Häuser u. transportieren sie auf andere Stellen u. setze sie wieder zusammen. Ein Zigeunervolk [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Waiting For Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

      New York: Grove Press, 1954. Cloth Very Good in Good DJ 61 pp., 8vo. Cloth hardcover in dj. First edition. The classic play about madness, boredom, human suffering, cruelty & hilarity. Light cocking to spine but binding tight. Some faint foxing to textblock fore edge. Sm po pen sgnature to ffep & light foxing to feps, otherwise textblock clean & crisp. Slight soiling & wear to dj & sunning to spine.

      [Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore]
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        LIVE AND LET DIE

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1954 - First edition, first printing, first state. Original black cloth with bronze titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents clean and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed first state dustwrapper which has thin strips of darkening to the flap edges and minor rubbing to the extremities. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to both the front and rear flap). Housed in a custom made black morocco solander box with titles in gilt to the spine. A very attractive example. Gilbert A2a (1.1). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Vallauris, suite de 180 dessins de Picasso. VERVE VOL. VIII - N° 29-30. RARISSIME TIRAGE SUR VÉLIN D'ARCHES.

      Éditions de la Revue Verve, Tériade, Paris 1954. En feuilles. 16 LITHOGRAPHIES EN COULEURS HORS-TEXTE tirées par Mourlot. Rarissime tirage sur vélin d'Arches à grandes marges (370 x 280 mm), chaque épreuve portant le cachet à sec "ED.VERVE" en bas à gauche de chaque lithographie. Suite complète sur vélin d'Arches tirée à très peu d'exemplaires, tirage spécial non mis dans le commerce. Extrêmement rare. Parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Patrice Jeudy - Livres Anciens et Modern]
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        Les Circonstances.

      Les Editeurs Français Réunis 1954 . In-8 en feuilles sous double emboîtage ( légèrement passé ). Superbe couverture ( lithographie couleur originale ) & 10 illustrations d' Edouard pignon. Un des 50 exemplaires hors commerce n° sur arches accompagné d'une lithographie originale n° & signée de Pignon. Etat proche du neuf ( rousseurs éparses au dos & 4ème plat ). Exceptionnel exemplaire avec un envoi & un magnifique dessin original de Pignon. Edition originale illustrée.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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        River Of No Return

      Original movie poster, dimensions 27" by 41". The film was Otto Preminger's only Western. It was shot, with some difficulties, amidst the scenic splendour of the Canadian Rockies. Critical opinion seems divided but not damning. Apparently it looked great on the wide screen. A box office hit. This vibrant one sheet poster features Monroe and co-star Robert Mitchum in a lively clinch. I'm not sure exactly what's going on there...

      [Bookseller: Steve Liddle]
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        THE LONG GOODBYE

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1954 - First Printing, one of 10,000 copies. Octavo (21.5cm); two-tone blue and light green cloth, with titles stamped in hunter green on spine and front cover; green topstain; dustjacket; [4], 316pp. Barest hint of sunning to spine, crown gently nudged, with upper left corner of rear board tapped (but still sharp); a fresh, Near Fine copy with a nice, even topstain. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00), lightly edge-rubbed, with several closed tears and a series of shallow chips to spine ends and corner tips, none affecting lettering or design; a Very Good+, unrestored example. Chandler's sixth novel featuring private investigator Philip Marlowe. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 1955, and basis for Robert Altman's 1973 film starring Elliott Gould and Sterling Hayden. Bruccoli A10.2.a; Hubin, p.76; Baird 447. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Treadmill To Oblivion (1954) (Signed)

      Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1954. Book. Illus. by Al Hirschfeld. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, black cloth boards with slightly faded gilt lettering on spine displaying some broken letters, Good +. First/First. SIGNED BY AUTHOR FRED ALLEN on free front page in blue ink "For - Ed & Betty - If you have abandoned your radio set - this may bring back some pleasant memories - Fred Allen". Includes drawings by Al Hirschfeld. No dust jacket.Few small stains on front and back, some bumping on top and bottom of spine. Binding tight but has very little give. Pages clean and surprisingly nearly white considering age. 240 pages. Wonderful Signed First Edition..

      [Bookseller: Rare Finds Booksellers]
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        Typed letter signed ("C. G. Jung"). Küsnacht-Zürich, 23. VI. 1954.

      1954. Large 8vo. 1 p. Addenda. To E. A. Bennet, about disputes among his London disciples: "[...] There is something in that London group I noticed already quite a while ago: a sort of unnatural prestige psychology. The way they handled the situation seems to me awfully immature and clumsy. I can't understand Fordham. The way you dealt with the situation seems to me entirely reasonable and adequate. May I keep the copies of the correspondence you sent me for a while? They might be useful in case of further discussions. I have seen Dr. Philp whom I had met once in your house. I couldn't quite make out what his theological or psychological problems are [...]". - E. A. Bennet had been Jung's foremost advocate in England since the 1930s. - On headed paper; some slight edge damage. Includes a letter to Bennet by C. A. Meier, concerning the controversy Jung discusses in his letter, some letters of response from Bennet to Jung, Meier and others, typescripts of papers by Jung's associate, Toni Wolff, "Some Principles of Dream-Interpretation" (April 1934; 36 ff.) and "A Few Thoughts on the Process of Individuation in Women" (undated; 48 ff.), as well as an obituary brochure for Toni Wolff and some related material.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Someone Like You.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1954. Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles to spine and front board in black on purple ground, top edge purple, fore edge untrimmed. Spine a touch cocked, browned and stained, boards a little rubbed, endpapers tanned. A very good copy. First edition, fourth printing. This collection of short stories was first published in November 1953. Signed by Dahl on the half-title. From the library of Irish book collector Dr Philip Murray, author of The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though unmarked as such.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Blood Alley (Original screenplay for the 1955 film, production manager's working copy)

      Warner Brothers, Burbank, CA 1954 - First Draft script for the 1955 film. Production manager's working script (name unknown), with holograph notations and color tabs throughout regarding shooting locations (studio, back lot, Hong Kong, etc.) Based on the novel by A.S. Fleischman, published in 1955 as a paperback original.In an unusual entry by noted director William Wellman, John Wayne is rescued from Chinese Communists by local visitors but then "shanghaied" into transporting the entire village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer. Red titled wrappers, noted as FIRST DRAFT SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, holograph notaton indicating copy No. 29, dated May 3, 1954. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Fleischman and director Wellman. 170 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine with some moderate wear along the edges, internally bound with three gold brads. Full collation available upon request. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        «La Symphonie pastorale»

      Pointes-sèches de Jacques BOULLAIRE. Les Centraux Bibliophiles, 1954. Petit in-4 (22x26cm), relié plein maroquin gris souris, dos lisse légèrement insolé, étui bordé, tranches dorées sur témoins.23 très belles pointes-sèches originales de Jacques BOULLAIRE illustrent parfaitement l'inoubliable récit d'André GIDE. Imprimée par FÉQUET et BAUDIER pour la typographie et par G. Leblanc pour les gravures, cette édition a été tirée à 140 exemplaires, tous sur vélin d'Arches numérotés à la presse.Cet exemplaire, imprimé pour un sociétaire, est enrichi du Menu illustré du Dîner et d'une des 15 suites complètes des illustrations tirées à part sur Japon ancien, de 8 dessins originaux préparatoires et de 3 lettres de Jacques Boullaire, correspondant avec son éditeur.

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        La Fiction de l'Attraction Universelle. Revue Mensuelle de Sciences Physiques. Dissertation. Objections. Vulgarisation. No. 1 (January 1954) through No. 11 (August 1957) (all published)

      A scarce complete run in 11 issues of the scientific and literary periodical, each issue 4 pp., issued by René Pradel as a place to record his revolutionary scientific hypotheses, with topics including the "fiction" of gravitational force, the gyroscope and Foucault's pendulum, gravity's relationship with nature, the phenomenon of the tippe top, vortices, and retrograde rotation. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and sketches. Considerable toning, especially along old crease lines; some small tears. Tabloid. Self-wrpps., housed in a cardboard portfolio. Paris 1954-1957. Pradel was originally a watchmaker from the town of Sarcelles, who wanted to abolish Newton's idea of gravitational force and convince the world of his new ideas. The ideas presented here are often radical and sometimes at odds with accepted scientific theory. Incredibly scarce; as of June 2016, WorldCat locates only a single holding at the Bibliothèque Nationale, and none in North America.

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        L'Hypocrite sacré ou les Métamorphoses amoureuses de Jupiter.

      COULOUMA 1954 1Illustrations de Marianne CLOUZOT. Paris, Ateliers Coulouma imprimerie, 1954, in-4, plein maroquin noir, plat supérieur figurant Jupiter sous les traits d'un aigle, (Gema). Ce texte de Gabriel Audisio est illustré de 35 gravures sur bois de Marianne CLOUZOT. Le texte a été imprimé sur du papier gris moucheté et les illustrations hors-texte sur du papier noir moucheté. Un des 25 ex. sur Marais pur fil réservé à la société de bibliophiles "Les Amis de Coulouma", orné d'un dessin et d'un envoi de l'illustratrice.

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        «Provence»

      Édition originale. Préface autographe d'A. SALMON. Illustrations en couleurs de Moïse KISLING. Édité aux dépens d'un amateur, Paris, 1954. Petit in-folio (28,5x38cm) en feuilles, couverture illustrée, boîte-étui toilée beige (un peu frottée).11 compositions en couleurs hors-texte, dont la couverture, reproduites par Daniel Jacomet et 12 illustrations en noir in-texte imprimées par J.-J. Rigal. Typographie en deux couleurs de Pierre Bouchet. Tirage limité à 280 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci sur vélin d'Arches. Un des rares ouvrages illustrés par le grand maître.

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        Future Indefinite.

      1954 - 8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A little chipping and creasing to wrapper otherwise a very good copy preserved in custom-made morocco backed fall-down-back box. First US edition, inscribed by Coward: "For Darling Lang Syne with my love as always. Noel". We presume that this is a later inscription to actor Robert Lang who starred in Coward's own production of Hay Fever in 1964. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

      The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien. First Editions with dust jackets. Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London. 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 a 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.

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        Horton Hears a Who! (Inscribed and with Drawing of a Who)

      New York: Random House, 1954. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good. Early issue, with rear panel of book and dust jacket showing only 2 branches on tree at top and all reviews on right half of rear panel. Price of 295/295 on front flap of dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND WITH AN EXCELLENT DRAWING OF A WHO, on FEP. Inscribed thus, "With very best wishes / to Donna / from Dr. Seuss (flourish)." Provenance: Acquired directly from Donna Lombardi, who watched Dr. Seuss inscribe it to her, as a child. A very handsome copy VG+ / VG+.

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        Autograph letter and 2 autogr. lettercards, all signed ("P. Delvaux" or "Paul"). Sint-Idesbald, Boitsfort and Bruxelles (?), 1954, 1974 and 1977.

      1954. Large 4to and oblong 8vo. Altogether (1+1+2 =) 5 pp. on 3 ff. To the Belgian author, filmmaker and documentarist Henri Storck, making an appointment or sending thank-you or get-well notes: "Mon cher Storck, Je viens de recevoir votre aimable lettre - avec un certain retard vu que nous sommes venus passer les fêtes à St. Idesbald, comme toutes les années. Je suis enchanté de vous revoir et de faire la connaissance du poète Murilo Mendes. Seriez-vous libre lundi 3 janvier dans l'après-midi au jeudi 6 dans l'après midi. Nous reprenons le chemin de Boitsfort Samedi 1er janvier vers le soir. Faites-moi le plaisir de me téléphoner au no. 72.11.54 pour nous mettre d'accord pour le jour et l'heure. Si le matin vous convient mieux que l'après midi, je pourrait toujours m'arranger. Dans l'attente et le plaisir de vous revoir, je vous envois, mon cher Storck, mes bonnes amitiés. P. Delvaux" (31. XII. 1954). Murilo Mendes (1901-1975) was a Brazilian poet. - "Tous mes remerciements à Virginia et à Henry pour leur gentil télégramme. Tam et moi vous adressons à tous deux nos meilleures amitiés. Paul" (2. II. 1974) - [Tam:] "Cher Henri, nous avons de tes bonnes nouvelles par Paul De Beck ( ?). J'ai essayé de parler à Virginia par téléphone avant notre départ pour Furnes. (le répondeur) ne nous a pas permis de le faire quittant ce matin Bruxelles cher Henri aie de la patience tu te sentira (sic) tellement mieux après quelques semaines. On t'embrasse ainsi que Virginia a toute notre affection, Tam." [Paul:] "Je souhaite à Henri un prompt rétablissement et nous vous adressons à tous deux nos très affectueux sentiments. Paul" (18. VII. 1977). - In 1946, Storck had produced a documentary about Delvaux called "Le Monde de Paul Delvaux".

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        Death in Venice and seven other stories.

      New York, Vintage Books, 1954 - (3) Blatt, 404 Seiten, (2) Blatt der Einband an den Ecken geknickt und am Buchrücken stark berieben, das Buch schiefgelesen, ansonsten sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortitel vom Literaturnobelpreisträger signiert. Paul Thomas Mann (* 6. Juni 1875 in Lübeck - + 12. August 1955 in Zürich) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und einer der bedeutendsten Erzähler des 20. Jahrhunderts. Für die Buddenbrooks erhielt Thomas Mann 1929 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 650 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Portraits

      André Sauret, Monte-Carlo 1954 - Este libro fué compuesto en su totalidad por Henri Matisse quien eligió personalmente las obras reproducidas, la cubierta es una composición del artista ejecutada especialmente para esta obra igual que la litografía original impresa en frontis. Formato folio. 152 p. de las cuáles 60 láminas en negro, 33 láminas a color. lomo con pequeña restauración. Buen estado [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        No Time For Sergeants

      New York: Random House, 1954 - First Edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed on the title page, ÒFor Andy/ ÔMacÕ.Ó With Andy GriffithÕs ownership signature on the front free endpaper. His starring role on television, the stage, and most off all in the enduring film version of this novel secured GriffithÕs acting future. Inscribed copies of this novel have always been scarce, but a more important copy is almost unimaginable. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Mandarins

      Paris, Gallimard, 1954 19 x 12 cm, broché, couv. imprimée, 165 pp., 1 f. n. ch. Edition originale dédiée à Nelson Algreen. L'un des 110 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil (après 25 ex. sur Hollande). Exemplaire non coupé. Prix Goncourt 1954.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Ernie"). [Madrid], 24. V. 1954.

      1954. 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. To George Brown, the owner of a gymnasium in Manhattan, Hemingway's personal trainer, boxing coach, and friend. In early 1954 Ernest and Mary Hemingway suffered two near-fatal plane crashes in Uganda, and Hemingway's injuries were extensive. According to Carlos Baker, "The crash at Butiaba and the fire at Shimoni had [...] left him no more than a shadow of his former vigor [...]". - "Just got your letter of Jan 14 George forwarded back from Nairobi. Sure glad you liked the first hooks piece with the pictures. We'd only been out 4-5 weeks then and I wasn't really in shape. In 5 months of that stuff got down to under 190 before those crashes. Now no exercise since Jan 23-24th except early necessary damaging exercise (pitching rocks left-handed with a busted back type of exercise). Good thing I was in shape though. All doctors look at you like some kind of freak like Joe Grimm because you are alive. Am tired of being so smashed up. But always remember you and your head. We beat this one I guess but the smashed vertebrae etc is a no good rap [...]" ([Madrid], May 24, 1954).

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        U.S.S.R. Agricultural Exhibition: Pavilions and Structures - Photographic Album

      State Fine Arts Publishing House, Moscow 1954 - Photo album issued for the re-opening in 1954 of this permanent exhibition in Moscow. Introduction in English, picture captions in Russian, index giving English translations. Tipped -in coloured frontispiece, and coloured fold-out double size photograph in centre. 136 pages of full or half-page sepia photographs showing the architecture of the various pavilions. No attribution but style is similar to other works by Stepanova, who also published other books in connection with this exhibition. Book in very good condition, with some slight discoloration to embossed end-papers, but no foxing to internal pages. Front and spine decorated with stamped blue and gilt design (see image). Ffep inscribed "Best wishes and regards to Mr White" and signed with seven signatures in Cyrillic script.Cream DJ in heavy paper has significant edgewear, especially to upper edge, with several closed tears, and a tiny amount of loss at top of spine and at rear corners, but is whole and serviceable. A nice copy of a rare book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zeneyde. Texte intégral de l'édition princeps.

      Edition d'Art Eryx, 1954. Cm. 28, pp. 200 (8). Illustrato con litografie originali di M. Uzelac. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in pieno marocchino azzurro, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Taglio di testa dorato. Entro custodia (rinforzata). Conservata la brossura originale. Legatura firmata Blaizot. Minime spellature ai nervi del dorso, ma bell'esemplare in perfetto stato di conservazione. Pregiata edizione stampata in 395 esemplari numerati. Il presente (n. 27) appartiene alla tiratura limitata di 18 copie stampate su carta "Auvergne à la main" cui è aggiunto un disegno originale, possiede tutte le tavole d'illustrazioni in quattro stati (nero, seppia, verde ed a colori) e quattro litografie rifiutate (in 4 stati). Dedica ms. dell'illustratore.

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        Portraits.

      André Sauret Éditions du Livre, 1954. 4°; pp. 151 su carta pesante, con una litografia originale al frontespizio, 33 riproduzioni a colori e 60 disegni riprodotti in nero ed altre tinte. Brochure edit. con titoli al dorso, titoli e illustraz. orig. a colori, da una gouache di Matisse e tirata in litografia da Mourlot, al piatto. Camicia in cartone edit. con titoli al dorso ed astuccio. Rara ediz., interamente composta dall'Artista che ha selezionato i 79 ritratti, tirata a complessivi 2850 esemplari numerati di cui 2350, come il presente, in lingua francese e 500 in lingua inglese. Cfr. Monod 7849; Duthuit - Matisse n.33.(vedi riproduz.)

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        THE STAR BEAST (EDITORIAL COPY)

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1954 - Near Fine First Edition, First Printing, Scarce Editorial Copy with the original slip: A near fine crisp and clean book with black cloth and vibrant purple titles to the front and spine. The book has sharp corners with very tiny tip bumps and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The starry end papers are in perfect condition being clean with no book plates, no bookstore stamps and no owner names. The original loosely laid in editorial sheet states the intended date of publication, the price, the title and the publisher. The internal pages are in bright, crisp condition with no stains, no handling marks, no bent pages, no writing, and no foxing. A stunning book appearing internally as unread. Please see the images for details. The original dust jacket is in near fine condition having benefited from very slight restoration to the outer spine tips. As such the jacket has strong vibrant colors with no rips, no tears, no chips, and no edgewear. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.50. Please see images A stunning example of this title, unique and scarce with the original editorial slip. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Waiting For Godot, a tragicomedy in two acts. LOVELY COPY OF THE TRUE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH.

      Grove Press, New York 1954 - This is a near fine hardback copy in the original black embossed cloth covers complete with the illustrated dustwrapper, which has a photo of Beckett on the back cover, the spine of the wrapper is a bit faded. For books going outside Europe I strongly recommend airmail as sea mail is a poor service, books to Europe always go by airmail in any case. Inland, I send all parcels that weigh under a kilo by first class. For any enquiries please do get in touch. If you are ever in Bath, please visit our bookshop Bath Old Books, although this book is not in the shop but in my book room at home. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Ferdinando PBFA]
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        Roma antica

      COMUNE DI ROMA, ROMA 1954 - ITALIANO Prezioso volume in buono stato, coperta in cartoncino con bordo stanco, dorso brunito, cima con lacerazione, qualche macchia, tagli e pagine in ottimo stato. Bellissime fotografie in b. e n., fuori testo, di scorci di Roma. Su frontespizio dedica autografa dell'allora Sindaco di Roma Salvatore Rebecchini. Volume appartenuto al Rabbino Capo di Roma, Prof. Elio Toaff. Edito a cura del Comune di Roma. Di questa pubblicazione sono state tirate 1600 copie, numerate da 1 a 1600, Esemplare 1136. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 15% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ABSTARAL. Suivi de "LA CALLIODYSSEE". Poèmes paralloïdres de André MARTEL sur des Analyses de Serge VARAUD.

      Edition De Ritme Toulon 1954 Petit in-4 carré ( 215 X 175 mm ) de [3] ffnch. 36 pages en feuilles sous couverture illustrée par Serge VARAUD rempliée. 10 gravures hors-texte en couleurs sous serpentes et une couverture de Serge VARAUD tirées à la presse à mains ( pages 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39 ) de Salvadó, Maschès, Meiffret, Komatis, Millet, Rossi, Mouttet, Varaud, Olive-Tamari, Herbin. Edition originale tirée à 220 exemplaires sur papier vélin fort d'Avignon, celui-ci N°76 signé par André MARTEL et Serge VARAUD. Bel exemplaire."Le langage poétique paralloïdre, jailli du fond de l'être, était le seul valable pour exprimer la signification de l'ART ABSTRAIT également surgi de l'intime". D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        Hagada LeSeder Pesakh Sheni [5]714 [=1954 C.E.] Cooperative Ovdey Ha'argaz Va'adat Hatarbut.

      Ha'argaz Cooperative /Printed by Erez of 82 Frishman Street, Tel Aviv., Tel Aviv, Israel 1954 - The leaves are printed on one side only, this being a mimeograph. A second seder in Israel is like a "third seder" in the diaspora, since in Israel one celebrates only one seder. Back in 1954 Haargaz was not yet the big conglomerate is later became. The reference in one of the pages to Jerry cans is because Haargaz produced those for the IDF, in addition to other products. The fancy Chausson buses introduced in Israel in the mid 1950's were painted in Haargaz, as were many other products. in 1954 Haargaz had grown to Haargaz and Amkor (the refrigerators manufacturer). I might be able to provide the buyer of this item of a photo of the seder itself, if I can locate it. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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