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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, Custom Leather Binding with Matching Clamshell Case

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. First Edition. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions of 1st Edition, custom fine binding set. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin, 1954/54/55 1st UK Edition, all 1st impressions. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954. One of 1500 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954. One of 2250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955. This copy is the 1st State, as per Wayne Hammond's revised opinion, lacking the signature mark '4' and does not have the slipped type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he revised his original definition of the 1st state, showing the slipped type and a signature mark "4" on page 49, in the Tolkien Bibliography, making this the true 1st State. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, no tears or extra folds, both the Fellowship and Two Towers maps show the 1st State point of a red dot off the Coast of Umbar. The original spines from the books are tipped in at the rear of each book. An extraordinary set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is newly rebound in Black Morocco Leather, all edges trimmed and gilded, with Gilt stamped design of Tolkiens original line drawing "The Gates of Moria", split between the spines of the three volumes. The set is further characterized by custom Marbled endpapers by Joan Ajala of Australia, black silk ribbon markers, and is housed in a custom clamshell (drop spine) case in matching Black Leather and complimentary stamping. The front boards of the case and books feature Tengwar (Tolkien's Elvish writing) titles and author, as well as Tolkien's own Ring and Eye design from the original dustjackets. The rear of the case and each book is gilt stamped with the JRRT monogram. The front boards of the books have the individual book Titles and author in Tengwar. A true Tolkien Collector's dream set. This is a fabulous design, executed by one of America's premier binders. All are very clean and bright, with a couple of small smudges on occasional page margins, no foxing or offsetting, and none have any writing or signatures. No expense spared in creating this finely bound, and highly collectable set of classics. A beautiful set, which incorporates all the artwork as designed by Tolkien himself. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / No Jacket.

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        Das Prinzip Hoffnug, (The Principle of Hope).

      Aufbau-Verlag 1954, 1955, 1959, Berlin - Bloch's Major Work - The "monstrous essence of his thought"Volume1: Half-title + TP + Dedication Page + [7]-477 + 1 leaf = Outline of the Work in Three Volumes; Volume 2: Half-title + TP + [5]-512 + 1 leaf = Outline of the Work in Three Volumes; Volume 3: Half-title + TP + [5]-518 + 1 leaf = Outline of the Work in Three Volumes + 1 loose leaf = Errata in Band 1 & 2; Octavo. All Three in First Edition.Published in an edition of 3,000 copies each."In 1933 Bloch left Germany, eventually reaching the United States, where he created his major work, Das Prinzip Hoffnung, a huge work that has been called 'a monstrous essence of his thought'." (EP, Volume 1, p. 321)Bloch observes that throughout history, and in all cultures, people have dreamed of a better life and constructed various kinds of utopias. Utopian dreams are present in art forms such as poetry, drama, music and painting, and in elementary form in children's dreams, fairy-tales, and popular legend. Utopian impulses can also be found in architecture, medicine, sport, dancing and circuses, as well as in specifically utopian literature and in the entire history of religion. Some utopias relate simply to immediate private ends, but the higher kind of revolutionary utopia envisages the end of human suffering. For Bloch, the positive utopia is the expectation of absolute perfection. Revolutionary utopias of past ages were seen by Bloch as reflections of humanity's desire for perfection, post-Marxist utopias were all seen by him as reactionary. Bloch insists the only two possible outcomes to history are absolute destruction and absolute perfection"Bloch's major work and one of the as-yet undigested masterpieces of twentieth century philosophy. Conceived and largely elaborated during Block's long, often impoverished exile in the Unites States where he had expected to publish it under the title Dreams of A Better Life, the work actually appeared after Bloch's return to the GDR, the first two volume receiving the National Prize upon publication, effectively recognizing Block as the GDR's leading philosopher. Soon, however, the undelimitable breadth and profound religious depths of his work led to conflict with the regime and his virtual silencing, though his work continued to appear irregularly. This great work is meant as 'an encyclopedia of hope that attempts to catalogue the surplus of utopian thought (whose unrealized meaning is the crux of the Not-Yet-Conscious) from Early Greek philosopher to the present day.' No less an expositor of that unrealized meaning than George Steiner has written that 'we have lost a characteristic elan, a metaphysic and technique of forward dreaming, of which Ernst Bloch's Das Prinzip Hoffnung is an inspired statement.'" (Wronoski, in Lame Duck. General Catalog, June 1998) original dark blue cloth with very good dust s (minor chipping to some edges). All three dust s very lightly sunned on spines. Front of volume 3 with some sun discoloration. A difficult set of books to assemble due to the place, time and political climate in which it was published. Rare in dust s. Overall, a beautiful set. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Original Manuscript of HRH: THE STORY OF PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH (48pp Heavily Corrected Typescript w/ Authorial Revisions)

      1954. Hilton, James (1900-1954). ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT for HRH: THE STORY OF PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH. 48pp, [n.p., n.d. but 1954]. A little known but quite significant manuscript for those interested in the earliest years of England's current Royal Family. -- In the fall of 1954, famed author and Oscar-winning screenwriter James Hilton ("Lost Horizon" "Goodbye, Mr. Chips") ("Mrs. Miniver") was asked by the Hearst Syndicate to provide a Sunday newspaper piece on "England's uncrowned king" Prince Philip who was then only little known to the British public despite being the husband of newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II. Prior to this biography, the only published biographical material on Philip was a short tabloid article by his valet. The full text of Hilton's biography of HRH: The Story of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was published in book form by Little, Brown (Boston, 1956) and shortly thereafter by Frederick Muller Ltd. (London, 1956). The manuscript's 48 leaves are typed on ordinary yellow paper stock. Virtually every page has been heavily revised by Hilton with much emendation; further, a large amount of additional holograph material appears on the versos consisting of general notes and draft paragraphs. The manuscript is almost entirely complete despite breaks in the pagination including the absence of those leaves numbered [2-5]; a comparison with the printed American text shows Hilton re-worked his opening with generous excisions and additions. Unfortunately Hilton, who traveled from the States to England for background research on this piece, almost immediately fell ill upon his return and died shortly thereafter. Consequently this manuscript represents Hilton's final achievement as a writer after a remarkably successful career -- and thus has dual importance as a first royal biography and a last creative effort by the one of the best loved authors of the era. Although this manuscript was sold with the rest of James Hilton's archive in 1999 by Christie's Los Angeles, it was buried amongst miscellaneous papers at the time and has only recently been identified and fully catalogued. More details and a full index are available upon request. . Signed. Original Manuscript. Unbound. Very Good.

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        The George Eliot Letters. Edited by Gordon S. Haight.

      New Haven: Yale University Press; London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1954-78 - First edition. Nine volumes. 8vo. Publisher's grey buckram, blue gilt lettered spine panels, dust jackets to the final two volumes, bookplates to the front pastedowns, most of the rear free endpapers with neat annotations, the contents general unmarked but for a few rules and punctuation marks in the jacketed volumes. A very good set. The first seven volumes were published 1954-55, the final two volumes in 1978, completing the set with supplementary letters, an addenda and corrigenda plus an index to all nine volumes.

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        OEUVRES CAPITALES.

      Paris, Flammarion, 1954. - 4 vol. grand et fort vol. in-4, reliés demi-chagrin à coins fauves, bordés d'un filet noir, dos à nerfs plats orné d'une roulette ornementée, titre, tomaison dorés, grands fleurons noirs, plats marbrés, couvertures conservées, gardes flammées, 479, 536, 536, 480pp. Première édition collective, établie par l'auteur dans la dernière année de sa vie. Elle a été tirée à 5500 ex. Un des 500 ex. numérotés sur vergé pur fil des Papeteries d'Arches et illustrée de 76 hors-texte en phototypie, notes biographiques. Dos un peu éclaircis, ex. à pleine marges, non rognées, bien relié, bel ex. Réf. bibliographiques : Talvart & Place XIV-181. Sommaire : I. Sous le signe de Minerve - II. Essais politiques - III. Essais littéraires - IV. Le berceau et les muses. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Worship of Love: A Study of Nature Worship Throughout the World [Signed by Longworth; Signed by George Seferis]

      London: Torchstream Books, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. An about Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original dark brown cloth (mildly canted, some pushing at the spine ends and board corners, bare traces of wear, a bit of wrinkling to the first plate, spine label sharp and crisp), in a Very Good + example of the scarce dust jacket which matches the free endpapers and pastedowns (small chips with tears at the spine panel's upper corners, tape repairs to the inside of the jacket, tiny wear at upper panel corner turns to the spine flaps, mild wear and tiny chip to the spine label that does not affect the lettering, portions of some signatures are unopened); copy 298 from a Limited Edition of 975 copies, SIGNED BY T. CLIFTON LONGWORTH on the title page and FURTHER SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS on the front free endpaper to British author Rex Warner, his friend and the translator of some of Seferis' works. The front free endpaper also shows a single line in Greek which is underscored and under which has been drawn a series of arrows. Translated to English, the line, presumably written by Seferis or Longworth, appears to read "worship of sensual love on island of Cyprus" or "praise to worship of love on Cyprus". T. Clifton Longworth was deeply interested in the origins of religious belief and wrote extensively on the topic. In his studies of both ancient religions and present day tribal religions, Longworth determined the worship of love, that is, the adoration of reproductive organs as the symbol of the creative power, to be a common theme, running through the very first religions and constituting the first and most universal form of religious expression. This book presents an extensive study of the topic and, notably, the half-title carries the following printed statement: "The sale of this book is restricted to members of the Medical and Legal Professions, Anthropologists, Psychologists, Sociologists, Ethnologists and Students of Comparative Religion". In his research, Longworth visited Cyprus where he viewed the the sacred Cone of Aphrodite. He discusses it and the marvelous Greek statuary that evolved from it in his Introduction and in the book's first Chapter. George Seferis, a Greek Diplomat and Ambassador to the UK, and one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, was the first Greek ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Both he and British author Rex Warner - to whom Seferis presumably presented the book - were deeply interested in all things related to Cyprus, thus explaining both the giving of the book by Seferis to Warner and the single line written by under Seferis's signature. Copies of Longworth's books signed by him are quite scarce (this Limited Edition was not called to be signed), as are books signed by George Seferis. This copy, of course, carries both signatures and also constitutes a nice association between two noted authors, the Nobel Laureate George Seferis and the noted author and translator Rex Warner. RARE.

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

      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.

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        RUE DES MACCHABÉES

      Editeur - PARIS, FLEUVE NOIR - 1954. Collection Spécial - police 57 - Couverture illustrée en couleurs par GOURDON - No 56 en dernier titre au 2e plat - Non massicoté - Etat exceptionnel 223 pages, 18 cm, broché

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        Arcadie. Revue littéraire et scientifique. Premi?re 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 pla?t mentionner le numéro de l'article sur le c?té de l'offre dans la zone de recherche).

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        Clown: My Life in Tatters and Smiles , SIGNED BY EMMETT KELLY, one of the world's greatest clowns, creator of " weary willie ", the mournful CIRCUS tramp in a tattered business suit.,

      Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York 1954 - FORMER OWNER STAMP BACK Blank Flyleaf, Original price of $3.95 printed on dust jacket front flap. ALICIA FIENE (illustrator).illustrated with B/W photos ,HBDJ, NF/VG, 1954, 1st edition, 1st printing ., Orange Baords with Yellow cloth spine Titled in black, Book Condition: NF. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. Jacket has small corner/ heel chips, closed tears now protected with paper backed polyester film. Book has no other writing or marking. Size: 8vo , DJ Protected Clear Mylar, Tiny chips Tears creases DJ Extremities, Base Spine DJ small chip but Title INTACT, 271 PGS, Lite Soil Top spine DJ, Orange Baords with Yellow cloth spine Titled in black, [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Clair - obscur

      Editions du rocher, 1954. - Editions du rocher, Monaco 1954, 14x20,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione di carta corrente. Preziosa e bella dedica manoscritta firmata dall'autore al filmmaker Henri - Georges Clouzot "... HG Clouzot e Vera / ti amo e ti bacio sulla soglia delle sale operatorie bianco / Jean magici." Insolated leggermente rugosa, quattro piccoli strappi marginali sulle copertine, macchie rare e piccole sui piatti. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de Jean Cocteau au cinéaste Henri - Georges Clouzot : "...H.G. Clouzot et Véra / Je vous aime et je vous embrasse sur le seuil de ces salles d'opérations de magie blanche / Jean." Dos légèrement insolé et ridé, quatre petites déchirures marginales sur les plats, rares et infimes piqûres sur les plats.

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        NATURALEZA Y GRACIA, 54 ANNEES (1954-2007) (COMPLET)

      1954. Naturaleza y Gracia. 1954-2007. In-8.Carré. Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 54 années. 2 numéros par an, puis 3 numéros par an dès 1973. Quelques étiquettes, annotations (codes) et tampons de bibliothèque. Couvertures des 1ers numéros légèrement passées. Publicacion de los Profesores de la Provincia Capuchina de Castilla. Vol. I, N° 1, 1954: P. Feliciano de Ventosa, La Metafisica del Bien en la Téologia de San Buenaventura. P. Pelayo de Zamayon, Valoracion de la metafisica. P. Gabriel de Sotiello, El punto de partida de la metafisica de Duns Escoto. P. Mauricio de Begoña, Reflejos de la predicacion sagrada en la literatura actual. P. Salvador de Cistierna, Mensaje de democracia. P. tomas de Fontanil, Desarrollo y educacion de la inteligencia. P. Mateo de Encinas, El Franciscanismo, su valor y actualidad social. P. Cesareo de Armellada, Del campo etnografico, los ensalmos de los indios pemon. P. Teofilo de Gusendos, Nuestros estudios de Humanidades y los nuevos planes de bachillerato oficial. P. Ventosa, Hacia un mundo nuevo, cuatro filosofos, cuatro soluciones. Vol. XXIV, Fasc. I, Enero-Abril 1977: A. de Villalmonte, El pecado origonal, Veinticinco años de historia, 1950-1975. E. Rivera de Ventosa, Xavier Zubiri y Enrique Tierno Galvan, dos modos de pensar en la España de hoy. M. Nicolau, Funcion de la Iglesia en la determinacion del signo sacramental. E. Malvido, Unamuno y las pruebas de la exitencia de Dios. VOl. LIV, Fasc. 1-3, Enereo-Dic. 2007: Curriculum Viate Dionisio Castillo Caballero. P. Garcia Castillo, El mal en el pensamiento griego: de la teogonia a la teodicea platonica. A. Ortega, Tito Lucrecio Caro, el primer poeta filosofo latino. Felipe F. Ramos, El valor de la amistad. M. Gonzalez; El conocimiento: un camino metafisico para la busqueda del hombre. I. Orellana, Edith Stein: Filosofia y contemplacion... Introuvable.

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        Natura e montagna. Periodico trimestrale di divulgazione naturalistica.

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

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        Grains d'Amour.

      - P. Fequet & Baudier 1954. In-8° en ff, sous chemise et étui rose de l'éditeur. Préface de Pierre MORNAND, 20 compositions H.T. en noir d'André-E. MARTY, tirées par MOURLOT. Tirage limité à 130 exemplaires, un des 10 H.C. reservés aux Artisans du Livre avec un envoi de l'Auteur. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Fahrenheit 451 in Playboy Magazine

      Chicago: HMH Publishing Co.,, March-April-May 1954. 3 tabloid magazines in pictorial paper wraps. Illustrated throughout. In fine condition; a superb set. The three-part serialisation of Fahrenheit 451 in the nascent Playboy magazine. The magazine was launched in December 1953, two months after Fahrenheit 451 was first published in book form.

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        ANTHOLOGICA ANNUA, 41 TOMOS (1954-2002)

      1954. Iglesia Nacional Española. 1954-2002. In-8.Carré. Broché. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 41 tomes d'env. 700-800 pages chacun. Manquent les tomes 1 et 3. Quelques tampons et annotations (codes) de bibliothèque. Publicaciones del Instituto Español de Estudios eclesiasticos. N° 2, 1954: D. Mansilla: Inocencio III y los reinos hispanos. J.F. Alonso, Los enviados pontificos y la Colectoria en España de 1466 a 1475. M. Andrés, Las facultades de Teologia españolas hasta 1575, Catedras diversas. J.M. Gonzalez Ruiz: Lo que falta a las tribulaciones de Cristo (Col. I, 24). A. Alvarez de Miranda, Job y Prometeo, o religion e irreligion. J.G. y M. de Carvajal, El decreto y las decretales fuentes de la primera partida de ALfonso el Sabio. A. Palenzuela, El tiempo, verdad del ser. J. Goñi Gaztambide, Las primeras indulgencias de difuntos (1456-1474). D. Mansilla, Fondos españoles de archivos romanos. J. de Olarra y Garmendia, catalogo de los codices 418-498 de la Bublioteca de la Embajada de España cerca de la Santa Sede. N° 48-49, 2001-2002: La iglesia y Hispital de Montserrat de Roma en los siglos modernos, M. Barrio Gozalo. Los informes de visita 'ad limina' del cardenal Portocarrero, arzobispo de Toledo, A. Fernandez Collado. La union o confederacion de parrocos de la diocesis de Segovia, M. Sanz Gonzalez. J. Garcia y Benito, obispo de Tuy (1798-1825), y la organizacion y reunion de los libros parroquiales, F. Diaz de Cerio. El modelo cristiano de supersticion en la España moderna (s. XV-XVIII), F.A. Campagne...

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        Féerie pour une autre fois II ,Normance

      Gallimard, 1954. - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 14x21cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle copie della stampa. Precious dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Micheline (Deshayes), situato e datato "Meudon 1954". Micheline Deshayes è un ballerino stella, amico di Céline e Lucette Destouches per oltre dieci anni. Ci sono circa la sua critica di uno dei suoi spettacoli al Grand Theatre de Reims nel 1956 Guida Concerto: "I ballerini due stelle di alta classe (...) hanno guadagnato un grande successo soprattutto nel preludio Liszt dove Micheline Deshayes ammirare a finire la sua tecnica al servizio di una grazia così delicato come la luce. " Celine passione per la danza e ballerini nato nel 1915 a Londra Music Hall, e rapidamente diventa costitutiva della sua vita come il suo lavoro. On Elizabeth Craig, sua moglie 1926 - 1933, il viaggio dedicatario Lucette Almanzor (con la quale si sposò nel 1944), e la sua amica Karen Marie Jensen, il più importante nella vita di Celine donne ballerini. Celine appare regolarmente nella sua corrispondenza per l'importanza che per lui questa forma d'arte, "è impossibile vivere senza danza" e "ballare tutta qui - Nietzsche (se sopravvalutato) aveva ragione - 'I credere in un dio, se ballo 'se si ragiona che pedante a scuola! " (Vedere le specifiche di Herne 3 e 5). Dal 1933, ha composto numerosi balletti cercò invano di riprodurre. Come H. Godard, che dedica un capitolo della sua biografia (Gallimard 2011 p.222 - 231) note, ballare Celine è "un bisogno esistenziale (...) ha il potere di alleviare la sua sofferenza intima causato dalla sua visione così buia dell'uomo e della vita ". E conclude: «ballerini Celine aiutano a sopportare la violenza [del mondo] (...), così come quelli che suscitavano in lui in cambio." E il suo pamphlet, "sciocchezze" è lui apre l'immagine della comunione con il mondo di "raffinatezza": "In gamba di un ballerino del mondo, le sue onde, i suoi ritmi, le sue follie, i suoi voti sono I vostri commenti scritto ... Mai! ... La poesia più sfumato nel mondo! ... (...) La poesia incredibile, caldo e fragile come un equilibrio gamba ballerina in movimento è in linea, Gutman mio amico, ascolta il più grande segreto è Dio (...) Non voglio lavorare per i ballerini di danza ... tutto ". Seguire i testi di due balletti Céline: "Nascita di una fata e" Thug Paul, Virginia coraggiosi ". Contrappeso alla violenza della narrazione, danza riappare alla fine del pamphlet con un nuovo balletto" Van Bagaden " il testo che chiude il libro Cammino della Riconciliazione (impossibile?) Celine con il mondo è attraverso la danza che esprime la terribile ammissione di fallimento del viaggio. "Abbiamo molta più musica si alla danza di vita, che "Ma è anche la danza che assicura la funzione di risparmio della scrittura". testo [deve] essere ballare, fermo sul bordo della morte, ma non rientrano All'interno "(nota a uno dei suoi traduttori, vedi H. Godard, p. 226). Il primo foglio è stato malamente tagliato dal dedicatario che ha causato lievi difetti minori marginali, ex - dono dedicatario della testa del pagina occhietto. raro e prezioso dedica autografa firmata da Louis - Ferdinand Celine una ballerina che ha sempre mostrato la sua amicizia nonostante i suoi insulti. (Riferimenti: Henri Godard, Celine, Gallimard, 2011; Jacques Lecarme Immagini di compiti SDN a Celine e Albert Cohen Cohen Century:. Atti del Simposio Internazionale Cerisy - Hall) - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis - Ferdinand Céline à Micheline (Deshayes), situé et daté "Meudon 1954". Micheline Deshayes est une danseuse étoile, amie de Céline et Lucette Destouches depuis plus de dix ans. On retrouve à son propos la critique d'une de ses prestations au Grand théâtre de Reims dans le Guide du Concert de 1956: "Les deux danseurs étoiles de grande classe (...) se sont taillés un beau succès en particulier dans les préludes de Liszt où Micheline Deshayes fit admirer le fini de sa technique mise au service d'une grâce aussi sensible que légère".La passion de Céline pour la danse et les danseuses naît en 1915 dans les Music - Hall londoniens, et devient rapidement constitutive de sa vie comme de son oeuvre. D'Elisabeth Craig, sa compagne de 1926 à 1933, dédicataire du Voyage à Lucette Almanzor (avec laquelle il se marie en 1944), et sa grande amie Karen Marie Jensen, les femmes les plus importantes de la vie de Céline sont des danseuses. Céline témoigne régulièrement dans sa correspondance de l'importance que revêt pour lui cette forme artistique: "il m'est impossible de vivre sans la danse" et "danser tout est là - Nietzsche (si surfait) ne se trompait pas - 'je ne croirai a un dieu que s'il danse' s'il raisonne ce cuistre à l'école !" (cf. cahiers de l'Herne n° 3 et 5). Dès 1933, il compose plusieurs ballets qu'il tentera vainement de faire jouer. Comme le souligne H. Godard qui y consacre un chapitre de sa biographie (Gallimard, 2011, p.222 - 231), la danse constitue pour Céline "un besoin existentiel (...) elle a le pouvoir d'alléger en lui la souffrance intime causée par sa vision si noire de l'homme et de la vie". Et il conclut: "les danseuses aident Céline à supporter les violences [du monde] (...) aussi bien que celles qu'elles suscitaient chez lui en retour."Ainsi son pamphlet, "Bagatelles" s'ouvre - t - il sur cette image de communion avec le monde, de "raffinement" : "Dans une jambe de danseuse le monde, ses ondes, tous ses rythmes, ses folies, ses voeux sont inscrits ! ... Jamais écrits !... Le plus nuancé poème du monde !... (...) Le poème inouï, chaud et fragile comme une jambe de danseuse en mouvant équilibre est en ligne, Gutman mon ami, aux écoutes du plus grand secret, c'est Dieu !(...) Je ne veux plus travailler que pour les danseuses... Tout pour la danse !". Suivent les textes de deux ballets de Céline : "Naissance d'une fée et "Voyou Paul, brave Virginie ". Contrepoids à la violence de la narration, la danse réapparaît à la fin du pamphlet avec un nouveau ballet : "Van Bagaden", dont le texte clôt le livre.Voie de la réconciliation (impossible?) de Céline avec le monde, c'est à travers la danse qu'il formule le terrible constat d'échec du Voyage: "On n'a plus beaucoup de musique en soi pour faire danser la vie, voilà." Mais c'est aussi la danse qui assure la fonction salvatrice de l'écriture : "Le texte [doit] être danse, se tenir toujours au bord de la mort, mais ne pas tomber dedans" (note à un de ses traducteurs, cf. H. Godard, p. 226).Le premier feuillet a été mal découpé par le dédicataire ayant occasionné de légers manques marginaux sans gravité, ex - dono de la dédicataire en tête de la page de faux - titre.Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis - Ferdinand Céline à une danseuse qui lui témoigna toujours son amitié malgré ses avanies.(références bibliographiques: Henri Godard, Céline, Gallimard, 2011; Jacques Lecarme. Images de la S.D.N ches Céline et chez Cohen In Albert Cohen dans son siècle: actes du colloque international de Cerisy - la Salle).

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        Missale Romanum Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum S. PII V Pontificis Maximi jussu editum aliorum pontificum cura recognitum a Pio X reformatum et Benedicti XV auctoritate vulgatum [ Edition de 1954 ]

      Sumptibus et Typis Mame, 1954. Editio vigesima nona juxta typicam vaticanam, 1 vol. in - 4 reliure éditeur plein chagrin vert sous étui, dos à 4 nerfs doubles, croix poussée au plat sup., signets de couleurs, toutes tranches dorées, Sumptibus et Typis Mame, Turonibus, 1954, lviii - 718 - 217 - 35 pp. et qq. ff. Bon exemplaire (rel. très lég. frottée) de cette édition très recherchée et aujourd'hui presque introuvable. Latin

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        Sabrina (Original Film Poster)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1954. Original half-sheet poster for the 1954 film, adapted to the screen by Samuel Taylor, based on his play, "Sabrina Fair." A highspot performance for Audrey Hepburn, and a film that Humphrey Bogart took because he liked the idea of playing a character named "Linus." Wilder would work again with Hepburn 3 years late, on "Love in the Afternoon." 22 x 36 inches, Near Fine.

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        The Case of the Fugitive Nurse (Inscribed Association copy)

      New York: William Morrow & Co, 1954. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Very Good. Octavo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ERLE STANLEY GARDNER TO HIS NEICE: "To Nordie / With lots of the best and thanks for so many secretarial kindnesses / Yours, Uncle Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / January 1954." A fine copy, in a teriffic colorful dust jacket by Charles Lofgren. Dust Jacket with light edge wear.

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        Symbola heroica. M. Claudii Paradini, beliiocensis canonici et D. Gabrielis Symeonis. Multo, quàm antea, fideliùs de Gallica lingua in Latinam conversa.Antwerp, Christophe Plantin, 1583. 12mo. With 216 woodcut illustrations in text of which 179 for Paradin and 37 for Simeon. 19th-century gold-tooled red morocco, gilt edges; bound by Thompson.

      Landwehr, Emblem books Low Countries 470; Praz, p. 445; Voet 1954. Fourth edition (third edition printed by Plantin) of the Latin translation of the emblem books by Claude Paradin (1510-1573) and Gabriel Symeon (1509-1575). "The generalist collections of devices of Paradin and Simeoni, for example, which were first published in the 1550's, enjoyed enduring popularity throughout the second half of the sixteenth century, and this lasted well into the seventeenth century also ..." (Saunders). Paradin and Symeon each published a very popular emblem book, both written in French, which Plantin combined and published both in the original French as the Latin translation. The present edition was translated by Johannes Gubernator. Each woodcut is accompanied by a motto, followed by an explanation.With a small restoration to the foot of the title-page and some spots to the title-page and last blank, otherwise in good condition. Binding with some minor wear along the extremities, but otherwise very good as well.

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        Crestomazia della poesia italiana dalle origini al Novecento Vol. I - Poesia del Duecento e del Trecento. A cura di C. Muscetta e P. Rivalta Vol. II - Dante Alighieri - La Divina Commedia le Rime i versi della Vita Nuova e le Canzoni del Convivio. A cura di C. Garboli Vol. III - Francesco Petrarca - Canzoniere Trionfi Rime varie e una scelta di versi latini. A cura di C. Muscetta e D. Ponchiroli col rimario del Canzoniere e dei Trionfi Vol. IV - Poesia del Quattrocento e del Cinquecento. A cura di C. Muscetta e D. Ponchiroli Vol. V - Ludovico Ariosto - Le Satire i Cinque Canti e una scelta delle altre opere minori. A cura di C. Muscetta e L. Lamberti Vol. VI - Torquato Tasso - Gerusalemme liberata Aminta Rime scelte e versi dalla Gerusalemme Conquistata dal Rinaldo e dal Mondo Creato. A cura di L. de Vendittis Vol. VII - Poesia del Seicento. A cura di C. Muscetta e P.P. Ferrante Vol. VIII - Poesia del Settecento. A cura di C. Muscetta e M.R. Massei Vol. IX - Giacomo Leopardi - Canti Paralipomeni Poesie varie Traduzioni poetiche e versi puerili. A cura di C. Muscetta e G. Savoca Con le concordanze dell'opera poetica leopardiana Vol. X - Poesia dell'Ottocento. A cura di C. Muscetta e E. Sormani Vol. XI - Poesia del Novecento. A cura di E. Sanguineti.

      Einaudi, 1954 - 1969. in - 8 11 voll in 15 tomi Ottimo stato di conservazione Tutto il pubblicato.

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        [Live and Let Die] Contained within 'Bluebook' magazine, Vol 99, No 1

      McCall Corporation, May 1954.. FIRST US APPEARANCE. Scarce American abridged publication of the second James Bond novel, appearing here nearly a whole year before the American book-form edition, and just one month after the UK Cape edition. This story can be found on pp88-128, printed in double columns. There are two exclusive illustrations, both in colour; the frontispiece on p.88 and the dramatic cover painting. Magazine format in illustrated paper wraps, originally priced at 25 cents. Cheap paper toned, some minor wear otherwise a particularly bright example. Fine An extremely elusive periodical printing of a James Bond novel- not mentioned by the previous bibliographers Iain Campbell, Otto Penzler and Biondi/ Pickard. A major rarity and a highspot of any serious Ian Fleming/James Bond collection

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        Lord of the Flies

      Faber and Faber Limited, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall, Copyright date 1954, first edition, fourth impression. Red cloth over boards with white lettering on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are minor with very light bump to the head and toe of the spine very minor foxing to the top page edges. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps nor is it price clipped. Shelf wear to the jacket is moderate with chips out of the head and a larger chip out of the spine, one 1 inch tear on the back along the groove area of the dust jacket. Light sunning to the spine otherwise jacket is bright and clean. Dust jacket now in a clear protective cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book of one of the top 100 novels of the 20th century, Collectible First Edition

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        THE SAGA OF TOM HORN. THE STORY OF A CATTLEMEN'S WAR WITH PERSONAL NARRATIVES, NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS AND TESTIMONIES. ILLUSTRATED WITH THE PAGEANT OF PERSONALITIES.

      Laramie: Powder River Publishers, [1954]., 1954. First edition. First, unexpurgated edition. Cloth, 277pp., illustrated, index. "A thorough study of the trial and execution of Tom Horn...A threatened law suit required the author and publisher to rewrite and replace seven pages of illustrations and text after the volume had been printed and bound, but before it was released. These changes were made by cutting out the deletions and tipping in new sheets. The text pages of 13 and 54 were changed as well as several of the illustrations." Laid into this copy are the seven substituted pages. Horn was famous as a scout against the Apaches, fought in Arizona's Pleasant Valley War and was a Pinkerton detective before he allegedly became a hired killer of rustlers and homesteaders for the big cattlemen of Wyoming. This is the definitive work on the subject. The rare unexpurgated edition. Fine in dust jacket with 2" closed tear to top of front wrapper.

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        L'été

      Gallimard, 1954. - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, uno dei 25 esemplari numerati su Holland disegnare tête.Reliure in pieno marocco giansenista rosso posteriore con 5 nervi, quando nella parte posteriore, e contreplats guardie foderato scatola bianca, copertine e dorso conservati, tutti i testimoni su fette dorate sacchetto rivestito di marocchino rosso vincolante siglato H. Duhayon.Très bella copia ben stabilita. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin janséniste rouge, dos à 5 nerfs, date en queue, contreplats et gardes doublés de box blanc, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées sur témoins, étui bordé de maroquin rouge, reliure signée H. Duhayon. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Glossarium Mediae et infimae latinitatis conditum a carolo du Fresne Domino du Cange auctum a monachis ordinis...

      1954. Graz (Autriche), A.D.U.V., 1954. 5 forts volumes in - 8° ...s. Benedicti cum supplementis integris D. P. Carpentarii adelungii, aliorum, suisque digessit G. A. L. Henschel Sequuntur Glossarium gallicum tabulae, indices auctorum et rerum dissertationes. Edition nova aucta pluribus verbis aliorum dcriptorum. Ensemble complet, 10 tomes reliés en 5 volumes pleine toile grise. - Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange né le 18 décembre 1610 à Amiens et mort le 23 octobre 1688 à Paris, est un historien, linguiste et philologue français. Issu d'une famille ancienne de la noblesse du Nord de la France, dont l'origine remonterait à Hugues du Fresne, bailli d'Aire en 1214, Charles Du Fresne Du Cange fit des études secondaires au collège des jésuites d'Amiens et poursuivit son droit à la faculté d'Orléans. Il s'incrivit ensuite et plaida au barreau de Paris en 1631. Il quitta cependant la capitale et regagna Amiens pour reprendre l'étude notariale de son père. Après la mort de celui - ci, il épousa en 1638, Catherine Du Bos. Ils eurent quatre enfants (deux fils et deux filles). Il racheta à son beau - frère, le seigneur de Dancourt, un office de trésorier de France, ce qui lui laissa assez de temps pour s'adonner à sa passion des recherches linguistiques et philologiques. En 1669, Du Cange, fuyant la peste qui ravageait Amiens et la Picardie, se fixa à Paris avec sa famille, dans l'hôtel de la Verrière, rue Saint - André - des - Arts. Il expira, âgé de soixante - dix - huit ans, des suites d'une rétention d'urine. Son immense savoir valut à Du Cange le surnom de '' Varron français ''. Glossarium ad scriptores mediae et infimae latinitatis, in quo, etc. Du Cange dans cet ouvrage explique les mots dont la signification a été détournée avec le temps, interprète les termes étrangers naturalisés latins par le droit de conquête. Il complète ces explications par de copieux articles sur la théologie, la jurisprudence, les mœurs du Moyen Âge, les usages de la vie publique ou privée, le rite des églises et l'étiquette des cours, les dignités civiles, ecclésiastiques ou militaires.

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        Electre ou la chute des masques

      Plon, 1954. - Plon, Paris 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 30 copie numerate sul filo puro, gli unici documenti principali. Quattro piccole macchie di luce sul secondo piatto, bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire.

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        Port - Royal.

      Henry Lefebre, 1954. Cm. 32, pp. 154 (8). Con tavole litografiche fuori testo di René Aubert. Splendida legatura in pieno marocchino, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro e piatti decorati da giochi geometrici policromi ad intarsio. Taglio di testa dorato e bross. orig. conservata. Legatura firmata Kama Rok. Entro custodia in cartone rigido dipinto. Perfetta conservazione. Tiratura limitata a 250 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 168) "sur grand vélin d'Arches". Si tratta dell'opera di maggior impegno storico e narrativo di Henry de Montherlant (1896 - 1972); sintesi efficacissima del conflitto sviluppatosi attorno al giansenismo. Rara edizione originale, impreziosita da una legatura di grande bellezza e qualità.

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        Le Petit Prince.

      S.D. (1954), Harcourt, Brace And Company - in-8 carré ( 230 x 180 mm ) de 91 pages. Pleine toile illustrée sur le premier plat sous jaquette illustrée en couleurs. Rabat de la jaquette indiquant un prix à 3.95 $ et adresse des éditeurs : "750 Third Avenue, New-York 17, N.Y.". Jaquette effrangée avec petits manques. Livre en parfait état. enfantinat cartonnage edition-originale [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Place de l'anthropologie dans les sciences sociales et problèmes posés par son enseignement

      Unesco, 1954. - Unesco, Paris 1954, 13,5x21,5cm, agrafé. - Rara prima edizione per la quale non è stata attirata da questo principali carte ristampate stampato piccolo numero del lavoro collettivo: Scienze sociali in Higher Education ha pubblicato lo stesso anno. L'invio autografo firmato da Claude Lévi - Strauss in inglese ha vinto la prima piastra di copertura. Alcuni segni di lettura in inchiostro rosso a margine di alcune foglie, probabilmente dedicatario. Marginalmente piatta e leggermente non insolated grave. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers de ce tiré à part imprimé à petit nombre de l'ouvrage collectif : Les Sciences sociales dans l'enseignement supérieur publié la même année. Envoi autographe signé de Claude Levi - Strauss en anglais en tête du premier plat de couverture. Quelques repères de lecture à l'encre rouge en marges de certains feuillets, sans doute du dédicataire.  Plats marginalement et légèrement insolés sans gravité.  

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        Histoire d'O

      Jean - Jacques Pauvert, 1954. - Jean - Jacques Pauvert, Sceaux 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 480 copie numerate in cui solo le carte dopo 20 Archi e 100 stabiliti riservato il servizio stampa. La copia è completo bene di rara vignette a fumetti disegnata da Hans Bellmer e sangue tirato e ha solo circa 200 esemplari. Prefazione di Jean Paulhan. Nizza copia di questo capolavoro della letteratura erotica. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale, un des 480 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé, seuls grands papiers après 20 Arches et 100 autres vergé réservés au service de presse. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de la rare vignette dessinée et gravée par Hans Bellmer tirée en sanguine et présente sur environ 200 exemplaires seulement.  Préface de Jean Paulhan. Agréable exemplaire de ce chef - d'œuvre de la littérature érotique. 

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        Architekten Arne Jacobsen

      Arkitektens Forlag, Copenhagen 1954 - Quarto (11 x 8 1/2"). 97, [1]pp. Original paper covered boards, with white lettering to front cover, and black lettering to spine. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 b/w floor plans, architectural drawings and photographic reproductions, this monograph showcases Danish architect Arne Jacobsen's work and industrial design up to 1953, including municipal buildings, town halls, theatres, private homes, apartment buildings, schools, factories, office buildings, landscape design along with furniture design, as well as his decorative work including wallpaper, utensil, and textile design. Featured in this book are some of Arne Jacobsen's most famous works, such as: - Bellevue Beach, Klampenborg, Denmark (1932); - Bellavista residential complex, Klampenborg, Copenhagen (1931-34); - Bellevue Theatre and restaurant, Klampenborg (1935-36); - Skovshoved Petrol Station, Skovshoved, Copenhagen (1936); - Stelling House, Copenhagen (1934-37); - Sollerod Town Hall (with Flemming Lassen), Sollerod, Copenhagen (1938-42); - Arhus City Hall (with Erik Moller), Arhus (1939-42); - The Soholm Row Houses, Klampenborg (1946-50); - Rodovre Town Hall, Rodovre (1952-[56]); - Alléhusene housing, Gentofte, Copenhagen (1949-1953); and others.Binding age-toned along spine and edges. Previous owner's signature in ink at upper margin of front free endpaper. Text in Dansish, with summary in English, and captions in Danish and English. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) began training as a mason before studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Copenhagen where he won a silver medal for a chair that was then exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Art Decoratifs in Paris. Influenced by Le Corbusier, Gunnar Asplund and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jacobsen embraced a functionalist approach from the outset. He was among the first to introduce modernist ideas to Denmark and create industrial furniture that built upon on its craft-based design heritage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Féerie pour une autre fois II. Normance

      Gallimard, 1954. - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 14x21cm, relié sous chemise et étui. - Prima edizione, uno dei 45 esemplari numerati su Holland, testina di stampa. Firmato autografo dall'autore al suo amico Pierre Duverger, unico fotografo ad aver reso tavole a colori di Louis - Ferdinand Céline. Coperchio della carta blu grande di nuovo passato spesso. Bookplate incollato nella parte inferiore della pagina occhietto. La nostra copia è presentato in camicia nera metà marocco, colonna vertebrale con cinque nervi, la data e la coda orlato astuccio di marocchino nero, tutti preparati da Goy & Vilaine. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe signé de Louis - Ferdinand Céline à son ami Pierre Duverger, seul photographe a avoir réalisé des clichés en couleurs de Louis - Ferdinand Céline. Couverture bleutée des grands papiers, dos passé comme souvent. Ex - libris encollé en pied de la page de faux - titre. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous chemise en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue et étui bordé de maroquin noir, ensemble établi par Goy & Vilaine.

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        L'été

      Gallimard, 1954. - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una copia della stampa. Precious dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Maurice Blanchot, "con il pensiero cordiale e molto fedele ..." Dos e leggermente piatta e marginalmente si tuffa e passato. "Tre anni a un libro, cinque linee per il ridicolo - e falsi virgolette" La reception del The Stranger dalla critica Camus era una delusione dolorosa. Nel suo Panelier rifugio, Camus ha ricevuto il "serial" che invia Pascal Pia spesso disillusi con alcune osservazioni sull'articolo apparso come Henriot nel Tempo. "Non ho mai dubitato qu'Henriot E 'stata una truffa tenuto a confermare questa opinione. " Oltre ad alcuni elementi luminosi Gallimard tiene a sottolineare: "La critica è assurdo infatti Eppure c'era un buon articolo in Arland Coemedia e un altro altrettanto favorevole nella NRF .." Ma questi sono gli articoli "Home" e, inoltre, non necessariamente brillanti "E alcune riserve che facciamo per quanto riguarda questo pensiero (...) è importante che la posizione del signor Camus è sincero ... "Camus non si lascia ingannare:" Critica: povero zona franca, eccellente a Parigi Finalmente tutto si basa su equivoci "... Così, quando Pia invia l'articolo di Blanchot apparso nell'estate del 1942 (e ripetuto in Misstep nel 1943) aggiunge che la valutazione: "Penso che sia lontano, ciò che è stato scritto più intelligente del tuo libro. " L'interesse che i due scrittori stanno facendo è immediato. Nel mese di agosto 1942, Camus è l'invio di due romanzi e Blanchot dedica un paragrafo nel suo diario: "Thomas scopre la sua morte prefigura il futuro (...) Tutte le luci - ma la luce. sordo esperienza balneare asfodelo mortale ". In autunno, Blanchot dedica una lunga discussione di nuovo Sisifo: "... il libro di Camus merita di essere apprezzato un po 'più di un libro notevole letterario." Legato da una reciproca ammirazione, Camus e Blanchot si incontrano regolarmente per la giuria delle Pleiadi o comitati dell'Arca e Gallimard entrambi sono membri. La loro carriera letteraria anche a volte stranamente echo come "The Plague" e "Very High", "allegorie politiche basate sullo sviluppo immaginario di una epidemia in città.", Pubblicato un anno di intervallo. Nel 1954, la pubblicazione del Summer, Blanchot ha pubblicato diverse analisi dell'opera di Camus, a volte gravi riflessioni critiche, ma ancora facendo una lettura attenta e approfondita che riflette la vicinanza intellettuale dei due uomini. Alla morte di Camus, Blanchot lo rendono tributo (poi incluso in "Amicizia"): "La morte ha colpito Camus (...) ci ha fatto in una parte profonda di noi stessi, già morente, ci siamo sentiti come eravamo felici di essere la [sua] contemporaneo e come insidioso questa felicità fu subito rivelata e nascosta, ancora di più, come se il potere di essere contemporanei di noi stessi, in cui il tempo noi apparteniamo con [lui], improvvisamente si trovò gravemente compromessa. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à Maurice Blanchot : « avec l'amicale et très fidèle pensée d'Albert Camus ». Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement piqués et passés. « Trois ans pour faire un livre, cinq lignes pour le ridiculiser - et les citations fausses. » La réception de L'Etranger par les critiques fut pour Camus une douloureuse déception. Dans son refuge du Panelier, Camus reçoit les "feuilletons" que lui envoie Pascal Pia avec quelques commentaires souvent désabusés comme sur l'article d'Henriot paru dans le Temps : « Je n'avais jamais douté qu'Henriot fut un con. Il a tenu à confirmer cette opinion. » A côté de quelques articles élogieux que Gallimard tient à souligner : « La critique a été absurde en effet. Pourtant il y a eu un bon article d'Arland dans Coemedia et un autre également favorable dans la NRF. » Mais ce sont là des articles "Maison" et d'ailleurs pas nécessairement brillants: « Et quelques réserves que l'on fasse à l'égard de cette pensée (...) l'important est que la position de M. Camus soit sincère... » Camus n'en est pas dupe: « La critique: médiocre en zone libre, excellente à Paris. Finalement tout repose sur des malentendus. » Aussi lorsque Pia lui envoie l'article de Blanchot paru durant l'été 1942 (et repris dans Faux - pas en 1943) il ajoute cette appréciation : « Je crois que c'est jusqu'ici, ce qu'on a écrit de plus intelligent sur votre livre. » L'intérêt que se portent les deux écrivains est immédiat. Dès le mois d'août 1942, Camus se fait envoyer les deux romans de Blanchot et leur consacre un paragraphe dans son carnet : « Thomas découvre la mort en lui qui préfigure son avenir. (...) Tout s'éclaire - mais de la lumière sans éclat qui baigne les asphodèles du séjour mortel. » A l'automne, Blanchot consacre à nouveau une longue analyse à Sisyphe : « le livre de M. Camus mérite d'être apprécié un peu mieux que comme un livre littérairement remarquable. »  Liés par une admiration mutuelle, Camus et Blanchot se rencontrent régulièrement au jury de la Pléiade ou aux comités de l'Arche et de Gallimard dont ils sont tous deux membres. Leurs parcours littéraires se font également parfois étrangement écho à l'instar de La Peste et du Très - Haut, « allégories politiques fondées sur le développement imaginaire d'une épidémie dans la cité », publiés à un an d'intervalle. En 1954, date de parution de L'Eté, Blanchot publie plusieurs analyses de l'œuvre de Camus, réflexions critiques parfois sévères, mais procédant toujours d'une lecture attentive et rigoureuse qui témoigne de la proximité intellectuelle des deux hommes. A la mort de Camus, Blanchot lui rendra un vibrant hommage (repris plus tard dans L'Amitié): « La mort qui a frappé Camus (...) nous a rendus, dans une part profonde de nous - mêmes, déjà mourants, nous avons senti combien nous étions heureux d'être [son] contemporain et de quelle manière traîtresse ce bonheur se trouvait à la fois révélé et obscurci, davantage encore : comme si le pouvoir d'être contemporains de nous - mêmes, en ce temps auquel nous appartenions avec [lui], se voyait soudain altéré gravement. »

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        Waiting For Godot: A Tragicomedy In Two Acts.

      Grove Press, New York 1954 - First edition in English of the author's magnum opus. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Samuel Beckett on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some light toning to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed. "Waiting For Godot invented an entirely new theatrical language, palpable and comprehensible images of the absurd, and unforgettable metaphors of the human condition" (Hollier, 1010). "One of the true masterpieces of the century" (Clive Barnes, The New York Times). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE, 1954-1974, 42 VOLUMES (COMPLET) + INDEX 1947-1963 + ATLAS OF HE WORLD

      1954. The National Geographic Society. 1954-1974. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais. 42 volumes reliés demi-cuir, d'env. 900 pages chacun, réunissant chacun 6 numéros. Illustrés de très nombreuses photos et cartes en couleur et en noir et blanc, dans et hors texte. Grandes cartes dépliables en couleur conservées. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Titres, tomaisons et années dorés sur les dos. Dos globalement décolorés et très légèrement frottés. + Index 1947-1963 (Inclusive), 397 pages. + Atlas of the World, 300 pages, 1963 (couleur, In-Plano). Du n° 1, Vol. CV, Jan. 1954 (Fish Men Discover a 2,200-year-old Greek Sheep, by Capt. Jacques-Yves COUSTEAU), au n° 6, Vol. 146, Dec. 1974 (Isles of the Pacific).

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        Leaven of Malice

      Clarke Irwin & Company Ltd, Toronto 1954 - Fine book in red boards with gold lettering on spine in a near fine+ unclipped dust jacket with very minor edgewear and a small crease at top of spine. An unusual copy of Mr. Davies second novel. Appears unread, 312 pages. No markings or inscriptions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les fondements du judo. Préface de M. Ichiro Abé, 6e Dan.

      ,Paris, Bernard Grasset 1954, 206 pp., 1 vol. in 8 br. sous jaquette illustrée, illustrations in et hors - texte (4 portraits, 400 photographies, croquis, illustrations en pleine page) . Premier livre de Klein en premier tirage (Edition originale) qui est resté un important traité sur l'étude du judo et l'explication des Katas. Nombreuses illustrations montrant Yves Klein exécutant des Katas avec d'autres judokas. Six parties - I : Nage - No Kata - II : Katame - No - Kata - III : Kime - no - Kata - IV : Ju - no - Kata - V : Koshiki - No - Kata - VI : Itsutsu - No Kata .

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        JEDEDIAH SMITH AND HIS MAPS OF THE AMERICAN WEST

      San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1954. [4],86pp. plus seven facsimile maps (six folding). Large folio. Original red cloth. Lightly rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Near fine. A vital reference on the impact of the great fur trade leader and explorer on the cartography of the West, by the two foremost experts. Printed by Lawton Kennedy in an edition limited to 530 copies.

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        [The Lord of the Rings trilogy:]

      London: George Allen and Unwin,, 1954?5. The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King. 3 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Each volume has a map illustrated by the author. A fine set. First editions, first impressions, the Lord of the Rings in first state with signature mark "4" present on p. 49. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable and perceptive reviews from C. S. Lewis and from W. H. Auden, who had attended Tolkien's Oxford lectures, were countered by others who were hostile, sometimes bitterly so. But the trilogy went on to astonishing sales and forged a major change in public literary taste. "Heroic fantasy" has since become one of the most commercially successful literary genres, having a transforming impact upon the entertainment industry, from electronic games to movies.

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        Molloy. Malone stirbt. Der Namenlose. Wie es ist (Comment c'est). Romane. Deutsch von Erich Franzen (1) bzw. Elmar Tophoven. Zusammen 4 Bände.

      Suhrkamp 1954-1961., Frankfurt am Main - 378; 235; 271; 397 S. Orig.-Leinenbände mit Schutzumschlägen von Joachim Romann. Der erste Roman, Molloy, leider ohne den Umschlag, jedoch mit eigenhändiger, namentlicher Widmung und vollständiger Unterschrift Samuel Becketts für eine Angestellte des Suhrkamp Verlags mit Kugelschreiber, von der Empfängerin mit Kugelschreiber datiert 27.2.1961. "Becketts Romane sind vieldeutige, paradoxe Chiffren einer postexistenzialistischen Welt- und Selbstdeutung, Dokumente eines schöpferischen Martyriums: Erzählen zu müssen im Wissen, daß es nichts substantiell Neues mehr zu erzählen gibt. Das gilt insbesondere für die Trilogie, die der Autor zwischen 1945 und 1950, fast völlig von der Außenwelt abgeschlosen, in Paris schrieb und die gewissermaßen die Quintessenz seines literarischen Schaffens darstellt" (Kindlers Neues Literaturlexikon). Ein schönes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Erste deutsche Ausgaben. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A FABLE

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

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        Religious Drama: Mediaeval and Modern.

      New York: House of Books, Ltd.,, 1954. Octavo. Original maroon cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt. In a brown cloth slipcase. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, one of a limited editon of three hundred numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

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        RELIGIOUS DRAMA: MEDIAEVAL AND MODERN

      New York: House of Books, 1954. Cloth. Fine in glassine wrapper. First edition. Published as the twelfth volume in the Crown Octavo series. One of three hundred numbered copies, in addition to twenty-six lettered copies for presentation, all signed by the author. GALLUP A65.

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        The B & G Engineering Manual: An advance manual of instruction in the design and installation of mdoern forced hot water heating systems and service water heating systems.

      Bell & Gossett Company, Morton Grove, Illinois 1954 - Slight wear to edges of the book. Previous owner's pen marking on ffep. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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