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        SWEET THURSDAY [The Dedication copy]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1954. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. Boldly signed by Steinbeck on the front free endpaper and from his sister Beth's (Elizabeth Ainsworth's) library. The book is dedicated to her. First issue dust jacket, photo by Halsman without the blurb on the rear panel. 273pp, bound in beige cloth, lettered and decorated in red and blue. A fine bright copy in near fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket. An exceptionally nice copy, in a quarter-leather clamshell box. Provenance: Purchased from Steinbeck's sister, Elizabeth Ainsworth, through the Bonham's and Butterfield sale of Fine Books on February 18, 2007, in San Francisco.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1954. 2nd Impression . Very Good Minus/Good. 5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20.5 cm). Dust jacket: Slight loss to head of spine to upper corners. Light marking to covers, darkening to panel on spine. Closed tear to front cover with small archival tape repair to reverse. Foxing to flaps, unclipped. The correct jacket, stating second impression to front flap. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good Plus. Book: Slight fading to edges of covers, mark to outside page edge, foxing to endpapers, clean text throughout. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper dated 1954. Slight musty smell. A nice solid example of the second impression issued four years after the first edition. Overall book condition is Very Good Minus. Hardback. Printed pages: 173

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        Cronaca universale della citta' di Mantova. Volume I ( - V)

      C.I.T.E.M. 1954 - 57 5 voll. in 4, pp. XLI + 789 + (1); 909 + (3); 797 + (3); 721 + (1b); 427 + (3). Qualche sporadica fioritura ai dd. per il resto bell'esemplare legato in mz. tl. ed. con angoli. Ponderosa opera sulla storia della citta' di Mantova con moltissimi documenti e notizie, fondamentale per gli studi di storia locale. ITA

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      Les Éditeurs Français Réunis, Paris, 1954 Signed Limited edition. 1/100 signed by Picasso, of a total limited edition of 530. Picasso illustrated this essay of Diderot's with four portraits of the great thinker, whose mind "anticipated and epitomized moral, psychological, and social opportunities and stresses attending the assimilation of science into culture" (DSB 4: 84). The portraits are reproduced in lithograph print form by Mourlot Frères, Paris. There were also 430 copies printed on vélin pur Lafuma. Text in French. Housed in publisher's slipcase. One of the smallest signed limited editions by Picasso.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Danske Stole Danish Chairs

      Copenhagen: Host & Sons Forlag, 1954. First Edition, 1954. Near Fine, a few stray spots of foxing. RARE, especially in such lovely condition. 92 pages, 86 of which are excellent black and white photographs. Photos by Erik Hansen and Keld Helmer-Petersen. Text in Danish and English. A midcentury modern classic. . First Edition. Pictorial Printed Wrappers. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. Large 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        The Long Goodbye

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First US edition. 316 pp. Near Fine in Very Good+ unclipped dust jacket. Name written on paste down. Jacket chipped and creased at head and tail, date written on verso in pencil, but spine panel unsunned and bright with not much rubbing along edges-- much better overall than most examples. The Philip Marlowe mystery that formed the basis of the 1973 Altman film with Elliott Gould as Marlowe.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Woman Who Was

      Hutchinson 1954 - First UK edition, first printing 1954 Translated by George Sainsbury. Later published in the USA as "The Woman Who Was No More". This English edition is EXTREMELY SCARCE being the first publishedd collaboration by these two French writers to be translated into English. Fawn cloth with red lettering and noose design on spine. Pages a little tanned, some offsetting to endpapers o/w a very good plus tight copy in unclipped dustwrapper with rubbing to edges, one short closed tear at joint of spine and front cover and two short closed tears on rear cover, top and bottom. In 37 years of trading in crime fiction I have never seen this item before. A cornerstone book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Post Mortem Books]
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        Beyond the Hundredth Meridian ( inscribed by the author )

      Houghton Mifflin 1954 - The first printing with 1954 on the title and copyright page. This copy inscribed, on the first title page, by Stegner " to. cordially Wallace Stegner ". A decent copy in its original clipped jacket. There is on the verso of the title page, where Stegner's books are listed a large inked and dated signature of the previous owner. Some light foxing and general wear to both book and jacket, but generally a decent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        YANG-MILLS THEORY: "Conservation of Isotopic Spin and Isotopic Gauge Invariance" (Physical Review: Volume 96 No. 1 pp. 191-195)

      Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1954. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. Yang-Mills theory that has been called "the most important cornerstone of theoretical physics." Gauge theory was extended to non-Abelian groups by the seminal work of the American physicist Chen-Ning Yang. 242 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are clean and crisp.

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      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1954). First Edition. Hardcover. Small owner's ink stamp at top of front endpaper not affecting inscription. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with light wear. Author's first book, graciously INSCRIBED and SIGNED at length for---- "Our first -- and warmest -- friends/in Chapel Hill./ Even we would-be writers grow/inarticulate when we attempt/to say how much the experience/of knowing certain other people/has meant to us--/You two have been like that, the/expression of a friendly nature/grown all too rare, a standard and/a challenge always--/I hope I might someday write/as well, as honestly, as individually/and originally, and with the same/admiration for the human spirit/as you have written in the/Weekly all these years--/ Sincerely and affectionately,/Doris Betts/May 5, 1954." A wonderful four-paragraph inscription in Betts's small hand filling up the entire front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        DIE FRAU. Konvolut von 10 Jg. zwischen 1954 und 1975 (in 17 Bänden).

      Wien: Sozialistischer Verlag, 1954 - 1975. - ca. 12.000 Seiten Angeboten werden die vollständigen Jg. 1954, 1956 bis 1958, 1960, 1965, 1973 und 1975, sowie Jg. 1955, Heft 1 bis 44 und Jg. 1971, Hefte 1 bis 26. 17 Bände. Insgesamt noch GUTER Zustand. Private Halbleinenbände, etwas berieben, Einband von Bd. 1960 / 1 beschädigt. Teilweise Besitzeinträge auf Buchschnitt und Titelblatt. Bindungen fest, Seiten vergilbt. zqx mbx Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        The Eye Of Love.

      London: Photography, 1954., 1954. First Edition. Wide octavo. Bound in pictorial soft paper boards. Black and white photographs throughout. Binding is a little rubbed, creased, worn to edges. Internally clean. With a foreword by Basil Burton. 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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        An Archive Relating to the Career of Broadway Actress Marian Winters

      - Most significantly, this archive contains seven holograph letters from Tyrone Power (signed ÒTyroneÓ); 13 pages in total. One is dated 1954, and the others, while undated, are also from the fifties; three are on his stationery, the rest on hotel letterheads. In addition, there are two Christmas cards and one for Easter, all signed ÒTyrone.Ó For the most part, the letters are to both Winters and her then-husband, and these are especially warm, friendly and chatty. Winters starred with Katharine Cornell and Power in the American production of FryÕs The Dark is Light Enough (her own copy of the English first edition; with a card inscribed by Fry and with two typed pages of additions and her annotations throughout, is included, as are three programs). Writing from London, probably in 1956, He refers to his movie work, ÒWe started the film last Monday, & this has been a bitch of a week. I think this Ôflick-makingÕ is for the younger generation.but itÕs fun to have oneÕs own production, & weÕre a wonderful cast & a hell of a story.Ó Power mentions that heÕll .Óbring ÔDevilÕs DiscipleÕ into town for a limited run sometime in October.Ó and that Ò.ÕDuchinÕ [the Eddie Duchin Story] seems to be doing pretty well - it opens here on the 19th.Ó In this archive are three programs for the Fry play, with Cornell, Power and Winters, a Playbill signed by the cast for Nobody Loves an Albatross (in which she appeared, in 1964) and two Playbills for the Lindsay-Crouse comedy Tall Story (1959), signed by its stars, Winters, Hans Conried and Marc Connolly. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Hanns Hopp. Fragmente zu einer architektonischen Gestaltungslehre. Manuskript des Bauhausarchitekten Hanns Hopp. Provisorischer Vorabdruck für ein Lehrbuch der architektonischen Lehrgestaltung. ( Getippt und danach reproduziert , In diesem Fall die reproduzierte Variante). Auflagenhöhe Unbekannt. Mit zahlreichen Textabbildungen.

      Selbstverlag,, Berlin, 1954 - 30 x 24 cm. Ca. 60 Blatt. ISBN: Keine. Schnellhefter Kartoniert, Gelocht. No jacket. Schnellhefter . alles auf den typischen DDR Materialien. 1. Auflage. Sprache: de, * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! In den frühen zwanziger Jahren ist der Baustil von Hanns Hoppe an der Formensprache des Expressionismus orientiert, um 1930 vom Bauhaus beeinflusst. In den 30er Jahren folgt er in seinen Privatbauten dem Geist der Zeit, der jedoch noch auf einem traditionalistischen Stil der Moderne basiert. Nach dem 2. Krieg bemüht er sich um eine Erneuerung des Bauhausstiles, beteiligt sich dann aber an den staatlichen Aufträgen in neuklassizistischem Stil in der Stalinallee und anderen. Mit seinem Beitrag für die Berliner Stalinallee war er wesentlich an der Formulierung der sozialistisch-realistischen Architektur beteiligt. GF. (MGT). jpg. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        Gids (Zeichnung Tigerkopf), mit beiliegendem Lageplan

      1954/55, Wassenaar 1954 - 18 x 13 cm 42 Seiten 170 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        Zoof?hrer (Leopard)

      M?nster 1954 - 21 x 13 cm 100 Seiten 180 gr. guter Zustand (Titel oben eingerissen) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Les Éditeurs Français Réunis, Paris 1954 - Signed Limited edition. 1/100 signed by Picasso, of a total limited edition of 530. Picasso illustrated this essay of Diderot's with four portraits of the great thinker, whose mind "anticipated and epitomized moral, psychological, and social opportunities and stresses attending the assimilation of science into culture" (DSB 4: 84). The portraits are reproduced in lithograph print form by Mourlot Frères, Paris. There were also 430 copies printed on vélin pur Lafuma. Text in French. Housed in publisher's slipcase. One of the smallest signed limited editions by Picasso. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Une hirondelle joue de la harpe à l'ombre des pissenlits.

      PAB, Alès 4228 - Alès, PAB, 25 novembre 1954. Minuscule (62 x 84 mm) de [12] ff. Plein maroquin bleu roi, pièce de maroquin rouge incrustée au premier plat avec reproduction d?une des illustrations de Miró, dos lisse titré à l??ser, titre au plat inférieur dans une arabesque avec reproduction de la signature de l?artiste au plat inférieur à l??ser blanc, tête palladium, couverture verte à rabats illustrée conservée, étui bordé (Rameau). EDITION ORIGINALE de ce poème calligraphié et illustré de 8 dessins de Miró (dont un pour la couverture). Tirage à 61 exemplaires numérotés, exemplaire portant la signature de Miró au crayon. C?est l?un des plus petits ouvrages illustrés par l?artiste, il est très recherché et difficile à trouver : aucun exemplaire ne figurait dans les deux ventes publiques consacrées à l?éditeur Pierre-André Benoît dit PAB (Paris, Loudmer, 1994 et Paris, Tajan, 2015)Superbe exemplaire, portant la signature de Miró, dans une magnifique reliure d'art.

      [Bookseller: Librairie d'Apre-Vent]
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        Short Stories

      Pawlet, Vermont: Banyan Press, 1954. First edition. Wraps. Extremities slightly rubbed, fine in custom drop-spine box.. 8vo, 10pp; original marbled wrappers, saddle-stitched. One of 210 numbered copies in the edition, of which 60 were for sale and 150 for friends of the poet and the printer, Claude Fredericks. This copy has been inscribed by Merrill at the colophon: "For Rosie, with love from Jim." The recipient was, in all likelihood, Rosamund Sprague, one of Merrill's closest friends.

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        Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

      Grove Press 1954 - First American edition. (Correct first in the English language as well.) Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Fore edge has a few small light stains. Bright spine lettering and clean internally: no marks or signs of ownership. Jacket toned, as is typical, and lightly worn along edges with a tiny stain to front panel, creased near top of back panel, price intact ($4.75). A great copy of the acclaimed absurdist play. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Das Auge der Liebe. 25 Photos von René Groebli. Text: Walter Gort Bischof.

      Zürich, Turnus-Verlag, 1954 Quer-8° (21.5 x 30 cm), o. P. (18 Bl.), 25 Abb., Brosch. m. OU u. Transparent-OU, Ecken min. berieben, Umschlag minimal stockfleckig Erste Auflage dieses aussergewöhnlichen Photobuches. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Photographie

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      1954 Original script, revised screenplay, dated August 16, 1954. Once belonging to the co-producers Burt Lancaster (an uncredited co-producer)and Harold Hecht (who won an Oscar for best picture). Signed by Ernest Borgnine who played Marty. Comes with card signed by Chayefsky (with certificate of authenticity) and a promotional photo of him, in regards of his publication of "Altered States." Housed in a custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for the Borgnine signature.. Signed by Author(s). Soft cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Alice B Toklas Cook Book

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1954. Octavo. Original tan boards, titles and decoration to spine green and gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Sir Francis Rose. In the lightly toned dust jacket with large chip to front top edge, light chipping to top end of spine, nicks to corners. A very good copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Der Aufstand : Vorgeschichte, Geschichte u. Deutung d. 17. Juni 1953. Stefan Brant. Unter Mitarb. von Klaus Bölling

      Stuttgart : Steingrüben-Verl., 1954 - 324 S. : 8 Bl. Abb. ; 8 Aus dem Besitz des Verhaltensforschers Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989, Nobelpreis 1973) mit dessen Namenszug ("Dr. Lorenz") auf Vorsatz, ob die Bleistiftanstreichungen und Ausrufungszeichen auch von seiner Hand sind, ist unklar, aber möglich.- Kanten etwas berieben / bestossen, Rückenfalze angerissen, papierbedingte Seitenbräunung // interner vermerk HAA-55602 \m/' Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 431

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        Les Danses a Bali.

      Paris: Robert Delpire,, 1954. Small octavo. Original white boards, black lettered spine, pink paper label on front cover. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with monochrome plates from photographs by Cartier-Bresson. Jacket spine sunned, closed-tears at head of front and back panels. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. The 6-page essay by Antonin Artaud, who was profoundly influenced by Balinese theatre, was first published in issue 217 of Nouvelle Revue Française (1931); the commentary is by the dancer Béryl de Zoete, author of the standard work Dance and Drama in Bali (1937).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1954 Bound in the original black paper covered boards with yellow lettering.  The binding is bright and clean with slight wear to extremities.  Evidence of tape residue and offset to prelims and rear pastedown.  Rear free endpaper excised and last blank leaf with large tear  and soiling.  The dust wrapper is clean and bright with slight soiling and edgewear, spine faded.  Overall a good only copy with a bit better dust wrapper.  The irascible, irritable Abbey went on to much greater fame as an environmentalist but his literary career began here with his alter ego of Jonathan Troy. As is well known he disavowed the novel in later years and it was never reprinted. In his mind it was a youthful indiscretion better left forgotten.

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        Race Rock

      NY: Harper & Brothers. (1954). The author's first novel, published just after he returned from Paris, where he helped found the Paris Review. This is the issue in blue cloth and black boards; the priority has not been determined so far. Signed by the author. The front flyleaf bears a small ink price and a penciled editorial comment: "A book by Mary Wheelwright's brother - Not too good, but light and interesting if you know him!" A touch of fading to the cloth at the crown; else fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with light chipping to the extremities and corners and rubbing at the folds. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        AN ENGLISH SURGEON IN JAPAN IN 1864-1865: An Extract From the Private Journal of

      Kyoto 1954, [Hawley]. Brown boards, dj., very good, printed. on handmade Washi paper, 33p., with facsimile manuscript,. 22.5 x 30.5 cm., bright copy, dj. bit rubbed, Hawley's Name. on a printed paper tipped in, indicating his own copy ! RARE. FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 100 COPIES Hawley only wrote two books. This being his first, both were FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERD EDITION OF 100 ONLY COPIES, printed on hand made Japanese paper, privately printed. * This study covers the years of residency of Dr. John T. Comerford, in Japan: 1864-1865, who was physician and surgeon. He was stationed on the HMS Beacon, an English ship. It is also the primary account of the British naval bombardment of Shimonoseki and of the strong resistance put up by the Japanese defenders who were armed with bows and arrows against ship board cannon. Comerford was appointed Assistant Surgeon of the "Conqueror" and recorded British operations at Shimonoseki, the attack on the fort, the town and a fascinating description of the Japanese, customs, dress &c. * Issued in an edition of only one-hundred copies, this work remains elusive. * The book was finely printed on lovely hand-made Washi paper with deckle edges, by the Kawakita Co. in Kyoto. There is a Japanese colophon at the back stating the limitation and with a red hand-written number of copy. Beautifully executed with much care. There is one facsimilie of Comerford's diary page, adding realism to this gem. * The condition of as issued, with a few tiny rubs to the boards, and the dustjacket, otherwise a fine copy. * NUC locates six copies. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Walt Disney boldly signs a copy of the book "Die Wüste Lebt" [The Living Desert] to the long-time head of the Berlin Zoo.

      n.p., n.d.. 4to. "Book Inscribed and Signed, ???To Dr. Kloess [sic], Sincerely, Walt Disney."" ???Die Wüste Lebt"" [The Living Desert]. Munich: Carl Gabler GMBH, 1954. First German edition, hardcover, 9.25"" x 11.5"", 75 pages. The book is a companion piece to the documentary film of the same same. Boldly signed and inscribed in early fiber-tip ink on the title page. The inscribee, Dr. Heinz-Georg Klös (born 1926), is a noted veterinarian, author, and longtime head of the Berlin Zoo. Owner???s ink stamp to front pastdown and front free end paper, a few mild rubs at extremities, else fine, fresh, very appealing condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box.The 1953 Disney documentary The Living Desert depicted a day in the life of creatures living in a desert in the southwestern United States, following toads, reptiles, spiders, wild pigs, insects, mice and birds as they struggled to find food while not becoming prey themselves. Die Wüste Lebt is richly illustrated with 91 tipped-in color photographic plates, at least one plate per page. Recipient???s inkstamp on front pastedown and front free endpaper."

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        Live and Let Die

      Jonathan Cape, 1954 A fine first edition in a fine first issue (no credit to artist on front flap) dust jacket. No restoration, and possibly the best condition copy on the market. About the only flaw, some minor spotting on foreedge. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Motifs decoratifs Khmers a l'usage de la broderie

      Buddhasasanapanditya, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 1954 - Grey/cream wraps with shadow of embroidery design; red lettering in Khmer (Cambodian) and French. 20 pp. text. 16 color plates of cross stitch designs; 39 color plates of decorative motifs for embroidery on tulle fabric. All information (brief essay, two lists of plates) in both Khmer/Cambodian and French. (Khmer is the official language of the country of Cambodia.) A lovely book with clear detail of images that could be used to create the same embroideries again. Scarce! (Note: Alternate transliteration of the author's name: Rasmi Sobhan Narottam Suddharas, Princess). Good, clean, and tight but with general rubbing to covers/spine. French-language price sticker covering printed price sticker on back cover. Library of Congress (presumably USA) stamp on title page. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Fritz Fischer Manuskript Zeichnungen Handschrift Zschokke Prophetenspiegel

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

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        Fahrenheit 451.

      London Rupert Hart-Davis 1954 - 1st edn. Hardback in d/w. 158pp. B/w frontispiece by Joe Mugnaini. Red cloth boards with silver titles to spine. Near FINE uninscribed copy, clean, bright and tight, corners sharp with no bumps, pages clean and bright with no foxing, spotting or soiling. In VG+ unclipped d/w with minor chipping to head of spine, light sunning to spine, minor recently internally repaired 10mm split to base of rear leading edge. Overall a very presentable copy of a rare classic. Please contact bookseller to discuss postage and insurance on this valuable book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Caves of Steel

      Doubleday, New York 1954 - First Edition stated. Near Fine, bottom edge a bit rubbed, very slight spine lean, prior owner name and stamp of the William H. Block Co. front end page. In a Near Fine dust wrapper, tiny rubs front panel and just a touch of wear at the spine tips, not overshadowing the vivid and bright cover art by Ruth Ray. Overall a quite attractive copy, the dust wrapper being especially handsome. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Sophocles the Hyena

      New York: Whittlesey House,, 1954. Small quarto. Original red cloth, titles to spine and decoration to front board in black. With the dust jacket. Illustrated in colour and black and white by Roger Duvoisin. Extremities a little rubbed. A bright copy in a lightly rubbed jacket with a few tiny chips and nicks. Excellent. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his literary agent, Carlton Cole, "who expertly piloted this book thru perilous publishers shoals and brought it safely into port with crew and cargo intact. This despite hazards on the high seas of book-commerce which would have scuttled any ordinary man. My Thanks, Jim Moran. New York City Oct 29 1954" (front free endpaper).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PERVIGILIUM VENERIS & DE ROSIS NASCENTIBUS. Due poesie latine seguite dalla versione italiana in versi di Alessandro Cutolo ed illustrate con cinque litografie di Mario Vellani Marchi.

      Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli 1954 4°; pp. 36 non num. 8 su carta a tino Magnani di Pescia, carattere Bembo; con 5 belle litografie colorate a mano, di cui 2 a piena pagina. Ril. cartone edit. con titoli al dorso e fregio al piatto anteriore, astuccio editoriale. Rara edizione stampata dall'Officina Bodoni di Giovanni Mardersteig e tirata a 165 esemplari numerati. Cfr. Mardersteig Cat. Off. Bodoni n.109.(Vedi riproduz.)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Prandi s.n.c.]
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        Jeanne au bucher [Giovanna d'Arco al rogo, or Joan of Arc] (Original French Film Program)

      Rome: Produzioni Cinematografiche Associate, 1954. Original program for the rarely-seen 1954 film, "Giovanni d'Arco al rogo" (here titled "Jeanne au bucher," or "Joan of Arc"). In a rather bold film experiment for its time, Rossellini filmed a French stage production of the Joan of Arc story, with an Italian cast and actress Ingrid Bergman as Joan (in a strange reprisal of the character she played in the 1948 US film directed by Victor Fleming). Rossellini intended the film to transcend its stage trappings through careful use of the camera, and careful juxtaposition of silence with original music by modernist composer Arthur Honegger. Some screenings were reportedly preceded by footage of the applauding opera house audience and a smiling Bergman in her dressing room--though the film has rarely seen the light of a repertory house since its original release, owing perhaps to the fact that Rossellini used Eastmancolor film stock that faded precipitously over time. The film is available in Japan on DVD, but has yet to be released to English-speaking countries. Presumably programs were made for both French and Italian audiences (as the film was a co-production involving both countries), this being the French version. Oblong card wrappers in full color, saddle-stitched with a green cloth tassle, 8 pages on thick two-color stock, 10.75 x 8.5 inches. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        No. 29-30. SUITE DE 180 DESSINS DE PICASSO. With lithographed title and 12 colour lithographs after Picasso, printed by Mourlot (each with protective paper) and 167 plates (i.a. in colours).

      Paris, Éd. de la Revue Verve, 1954. Folio. Orig. boards (designed by Picasso). 204 p.*Texts (in French) by Michel Leiris and Rebecca West.- A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: André SWERTZ B.V.]
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        The Caves Of Steel

      T.V. Boardman, London 1954. First U.K. edition hardback in dustwrapper. First edition hardback. VG, (edges dusty, offsetting to endpapers, feint watermark to rear pastedown and board) otherwise clean and bright with no ink marks or writing. In Good+ price clipped dustwrapper (some rubbing and slight wear, tape repairs to verso) which is housed in protective removable sleeve. Still a pleasing example of this rare Boardman title. 9648

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring. The Two Towers. The Return of the King. In three volumes complete

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1954 / 1955. In three volumes complete. Volumes 1 and 2 are second impressions dated December 1954 and 1955. Volume 3 is a first edition. Original publisher's dark red cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Slight lean to spines of two volumes. Boards of vol. 3 marked & rubbed and spine lettering darkened. Spotting and ink name to ffep of 3rd volume and small red stains to fore-edge. All folding maps present and in very good condition. Vol. 3 in Good condition with vols. 1 & 2 in Very Good condition. Several names and phrases in the 3 pp. synopsis at the beginning of volume three have been underlined in a red pental pen - there is no making to the text of the volume. . Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1954. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Jonathan Troy

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1954 - First Edition of the authorÕs first book. A fine copy in a dust jacket with minute wear and very slight spine fading. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Spirale 4.

      1954 1954 - 38x50 cm. OBrosch. unp. (44) S. Enthält Gedichte, Abbildungen, Texte etc. u. a. von Mary Vieira, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Marcel Wyss, Georges Vantongerloo, Karl Gerstner, Max Bill, Eugen Gomringer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, BEn NicholsonHans Aeschbacher, Hans Arp, Antoine Pevsner, Bernhard Luginbühl. Erschienen in 800 Exemplaren. Mit der Inseratenbeilage (1 Blatt). Einige Seiten mit kl. Einrissen, min. Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt aber gutes Expl. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kunstkiosk im Helmhaus]
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        3 autogr. lines ("A. E.").

      No place, [autumn 1954]. - 4to. 1 p. Einstein is responding (in German) to the question put by his correspondence partner "What is the best way for an individual to contribute to a world of better understanding?": "Dem A. in ruhiger Art sagen, wie wohl der B. unter den obwaltenden Umständen denken und fühlen mag" ("To tell A. in quiet way how B. would think and feel under the prevailing circumstances"). - Henry D. Isaac, the one who wrote to Einstein on September 15, 1954, tells of himself: "[.] I come from Berlin [.] my late father was the closest friend of Dr. Carl Heinrichsdorff, the brother-in-law of your late cousin, Mr. Rudolf Moss, whom I personally knew too".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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