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        The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Signed)

      New York: John McArdle 1954 - Quarter leather over light blue cloth, stamped in gold, with marbled endsheets. Signed and inscribed by the author twice on the fly leafe. Color frontispiece of Arms of the Scot Family, behind tissue-guard, with additional plates. Introduction, preface, and biography by McArdle, who printed and bound his books privately, usually in editions of fifty copies. An abridgement of the first edition, reproduced in facsimile. A few small spots on cover, area of residue on top edge of pages. With green leatherette protective cover. Weight: 2 Lbs. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quicker than the Eye]
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        Arthur RIMBAUD. Voyelles

      1954 - [17] feuillets et [6] À Paris (chez l'artiste), 1954, in-folio, [17] feuillets et [6] feuillets de papier à dessin (le premier vierge, le second portant un titre : Projets de reliure), vélin ivoire à la bradel, dos lisse, titre doré en long, plats ornés de compositions peintes, tête dorée, gardes de papier bleu orné de fleurs au crayon de couleurs, couvertures aquarellées et dos conservés, Belle maquette entière d'un livre illustré inédit, entièrement calligraphié, dessiné et peint à l'encre, à l'aquarelle et à la gouache, parfaitement composé à la manière d'un ouvrage de librairie et relié suivant les instructions de l'artiste. Il se compose de : 1 faux-titre, 1 frontispice à l'encre noire d'après un dessin de Verlaine, 1 titre avec petite vignette en couleurs, 6 compositions à pleine page en couleurs, 6 feuillets de texte avec petits ornements "typographiques" au pinceau, 1 cul-de-lampe en forme de bouquet dans un vase et 1 "imprimatur" où apparait, sous le dessin d'une presse, le nom de l'artiste, A. J. Powilewicz. In fine se trouvent 2 projets de reliures, plat supérieur et plat inférieur, réalisés à la gouache sur papier à dessin : le second est celui qui a été retenu, un bouquet de fleurs bleues dans un vase à anses noir et rouge pour le premier plat et une petite fleur à cinq pétales dans les mêmes couleurs pour le second plat. Les couvertures provisoires et le dos, sur papier fort gris, ont été conservés. Powilewicz a conçu l'ouvrage jusque dans l'ornement des gardes, semées de petites fleurettes au crayon de couleurs emportées par le vent. A. J. Powilewicz fut l'auteur d'illustrations pour des livres imprimés, notamment de Charles Foix, tels que Une trilogie (Paris, Jonquie?res, 1923), Prométhée (Abbeville, Paillart, 1924) ou encore Les Bassarides (Abbeville, Paillart, 1926). De lui, nous connaissons également un autre manuscrit illustré, projet de 35 pages réalisé en 1940-1941 pour une édition d'Aréthuse et de l'Homme et la sirène de Henri de Régnier, passé en vente publique en avril 2016 (Ader Nordmann, Livres anciens & modernes, jeudi 07 avril 2016). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Marikh New York New York Guide

      Hemisphere Publications, Inc, 825 West End Avenue, New York, New York 1954 - WoldCat: Number of libraries that own this book: 0. The author's name does not appear but in the introduction B. Dvorkin, on behalf of the publisher states that without Arye Golblum, or Galblum, this publication would not have seen light. 124, [4] pages. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        I Am Legend

      Walker & Co 1954 - First Edition, First Impression (Walker & Co, 1954). Signed and inscribed by the author to the front endpaper. 8vo, publisher's white cloth, spine stamped in black. Light toning to edges. Original and unclipped dust jacket has a tiny nick to top edge of rear panel and very faint toning to spine panel. A fine copy. Famously adapted to film as 'The Last Man on Earth' in 1964, 'The Omega Man' in 1971 and 'I am Legend' in 2007. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar, IOBA]
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        Magnifique lettre d'Albert Cohen sur Le Livre de ma mère.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 2 In-4 (petit) 05/05/1954 En-tête gaufré à son adresse. trous de classeur Rare et très belle d'Albert Cohen après la publication du Livre de ma mère. "Six heures du matin, tasse de thé chaud, cigarette, et votre lettre devant moi. Petit sentiment de bonheur. Vous avez donc pensé à moi. C'est bien. Je suis content aussi que vous aimiez le Livre de ma mère [.]. Vous avez deviné certaines choses que j'étais seul à connaître". Il est heureux d'apprendre que Félicien Marceau va publier un article sur son livre dans la Table Ronde. "Il y en a eu de bienveillants déjà. On m'en annonce d'autres. Mais le vôtre sera le plus beau, je le sais. Donc merci. Je viens de lire dans les Lettres Françaises un long feuilleton sur mon livre. Il est méchant et par endroits curieusement élogieux. L'auteur du feuilleton, M. André Wurmser, dit qu'il aime et n'aime pas mon livre. Il me reproche de n'avoir pas écrit un livre raisonnable ; ou peut-être, au fond, de n'être pas communiste. Bien sûr que je vous ferai signe quand je reviendrai à Paris. Ce sera dans quelques semaines, en juin. Peut-être serai-je capable de vous dire alors, mieux que je n'ai su le faire à notre première rencontre (j'avais une grande migraine) combien j'admire vos livres, vos chers livres, avec quel ravissement complice je les ai lus et relus [.]. Je vous dis mon plaisir de vous connaître enfin, ma sympathie, mon admiration". L'un des plus grands romanciers du XXe siècle, auteur de Belle du seigneur. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Traces Ecrites]
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        Seduction Of The Innocent / The Influence Of Comic Books On Today's Youth

      Rinehart & Co; NY; 397 pp.; DJ; F-/G; 1954/nd/Colophon - _____ The true first edition of the most influential and best known anti-comic book item ever published._____ This first printing has the publisher's circled "R" colophon on the copyright page._____ It is omitted from later printings. _____ This first state of the first printing includes the concluding "Bibliograpical Note", which is a 2 page list of comic publishers._____ Fearing lawsuits from those listed, this leaf was cut out from most copies of the first printing before shipping._____ It._____would be omitted entirely from subsequent printings. _____ Wertham examines the pre-code comics and the effects their violent and sexual imagery were purportedly having on children. _____ Illustrated with provocative black & white examples, with Wertham's negative commentary. _____ This first printing has the publisher's circled "R" colophon on the copyright page._____ It is omitted from later printings. _____ This first state of the first printing includes the concluding "Bibliography", which is a 2 page list of comic publishers._____ Fearing lawsuits from those listed, this leaf was cut out from most copies of the first printing before shipping._____ It would be omitted entirely from subsequent printings. _____ The jacket is not price clipped but has light soiling and chipping to the spine ends. _____ More seriously, the jacket has a couple of tears to the lower front panel with ugly creases connecting them. _____ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Watermark West Rare Books]
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        The Lord of the Rings - An Excellent 3-Volume First Edition Set - The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

      George Allen & Unwin 1954 - A lovely First Edition set of The Lord of the Rings, comprising two first printings (The Two Towers & The Return of the King) and an eighth printing (The Fellowship of the Ring), each volume uniformly rebound in half blood-red calf leather and cloth (reflecting the publisher’s original red cloth), with five raised bands and gilt lettering/decoration to the spine. The bindings are in Fine condition with only the merest trace of rubbing. The Fellowship of the Ring (eighth printing, 1959): tight and square binding; publisher’s bright red topstain; toned to the fore and bottom edges of the page block, with a dusty mark to the bottom-edge and a tiny red mark to the fore-edge; cream endpapers; bright, crisp and clean pages; map firmly adhered with a tiny (3mm) nick and a light stain to the outer edge. The Two Towers (first printing, 1954): tight and square binding; publisher’s bright red topstain; tanned to the fore and bottom edges of the page block, with a dusty mark to the bottom-edge and a few tiny spots to the fore-edge; cream endpapers; a handful of faint, isolated spots, else bright, crisp and clean pages; immaculate map firmly adhered. The Return of the King (first printing, 1955, state with ‘4’ and slipped type to p.49): tight and square binding; publisher’s red topstain, slightly faded; tanning and a handful of spots/small marks to the fore and bottom edges of the page block, with a dusty mark to the bottom-edge; cream endpapers; a few faint handling marks and some small isolated spots, else bright, crisp and clean pages; 1.5 cm tear to the map at the edge of where it is adhered to the page. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. Postage within the United Kingdom is free; overseas shipping will require an additional shipping charge (to cost). All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        On Equilibrium in Graham's Model of World Trade. IN: Econometrica

      1954. First Edition . MCKENZIE, Lionel. ""On Equilibrium in Graham's Model of World Trade and Other Competitive Systems."" IN: Econometrica, Volume 22, Number 2, pp. 147-61. Chicago: Waverly Press, April, 1954. Large octavo, original gray paper wrappers. $2200.First edition of McKenzie's compelling work on the existence of a competitive equilibrium, one of his greatest contributions to economics.""In our article of 1954 (Arrow & Debreu, 'Existence of an Equilibrium for a Competitive Economy,' Econometrica, Vol. 22, No. 3, July 1954, pp. 265-90), Arrow and I cast a competitive economy in the form of a social system of the preceding type. The agents are the consumers, the producers, and a fictitious price-setter. An appropriate definition of the set of reactions of the price-setter to an excess demand vector makes the concept of equilibrium for that social system equivalent to the concept of competitive equilibrium for the original economy. In this manner a proof of existence, resting ultimately on Kakutani's theorem, was obtained for an equilibrium of an economy made up of interacting consumers and producers. In the early '50s, the time had undoubtedly come for solutions of the existence problem. In addition to the work of Arrow and me, begun independently and completed jointly, Lionel McKenzie at Duke University proved the existence of a 'Equilibrium in Graham's Model of World Trade and Other Competitive Systems' [1954], also using Kakutan's Theorem"" (Gerard Debreu, 'Economic theory in the mathematical mode,' Nobel Memorial Lecture, 8 December, 1983). ""Professor McKenzie's contributions were to 'high mathematical theory—the nuts and bolts of what economists learn—the core of their craft,' says E. Roy Weintraub, professor of economics at Duke University who has written a retrospective on Professor McKenzie's work. He was the first to provide the now most widely employed proof for how economies, through competitive pricing, find a state in which the amount of every good supplied is equal to the demand, a condition economists call general equilibrium, says Professor Weintraub. 'Every economics graduate student today has to learn that proof'… During his career he published more than 45 academic papers, including the seminal study, 'On Equilibrium in Graham's Model of World Trade and Other Competitive Systems'"" (University of Rochester). Owner stamp of Vanderbilt economist Fred M. Westfield on front wrapper. Westfield was known for his expertise in regulation and vertical integration.Interior fine, minor rubbing and toning to extremities of wrappers.

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        No Time for Sergeants

      New York: Random House, 1954. Very Good. First edition. Spine rubbed and toned with a couple of small nicks, about very good lacking the dustwrapper. Complimentary slip laid in from Random House publisher Bennett Cerf. Envelope laid in addressed to Raymond Johnson, who appeared in the play. Dramatized by Levin from the Mac Hyman novel, the original Broadway production featured Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, and later the basis for the Mervyn LeRoy film. This copy signed by Ira Levin, and the whole cast including Griffith, Knotts, Roddy McDowell, and 23 others (excluding Earle Hyman, but it is signed by Ossie Davis, who does not appear in the cast list in the book, but replaced Hyman early on).

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Campaigns [in] the Mediterranean and Middle East, in Eight Volumes: The Early Successes Against Italy; The Germans Come to the Aid of Their Ally; British Fortunes Reach Their Lowest Ebb; Destruction of the Axis Forces in Africa; The Campaign in Sicily and Italy; Victory in the Meditarrean Parts I, II, & 3 (History of the Second World War United Kingdom Military Series)

      Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO), 1954 2018-01-04. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. PRICE IS FOR THIS SET PLUS THE REST OF THE 'HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR UNITED KINGDOM' SET (92 VOLUMES TOTAL). Reprints of first three volumes, first printings of vols. 4-8. Final two volumes include original jackets. Page ridges of volume 5 foxed. 1954 Hard Cover. Complete in eight volumes. 8vo. A complete history of British war efforts in the Mediterranean region during World War II, with fold-out maps and black-and-white photographs throughout. KEYWORDS: MILITARY HISTORY WWII WW2 SECOND WORLD WAR II BRITISH

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        Stock Market Profit without Forecasting. A Research Report on Investment by Formula Plan ... Limited first Edition.

      South Orange, New Jersey, Investment Research Press, 1954. Original cloth, lettered in silver, illustrated dust-wrapper, not price-clipped; pp. x, 86, tables and graphs in the text; very light toning to wrapper; otherwise fine. Extremely rare first edition of this hands-on textbook on how to play the stock market, assisted by formula plan analysis, written by a practitioner with 30 years experience. - Loosely inserted one investment report newsletter issued by Genstein's Investment Research Press issued 1955. The book seems to have been useful, as it was reprinted as late as 1981 in a very limited edition as well and is available as a print-on-demand publication. Not in COPAC.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Hobbit (Sixth Impression)

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1954 - Bound in original light green cloth, stamped in dark blue, map endpapers. Some minor soiling to cloth. This is a most acceptable copy of an early reprint (the sixth impression - or the second printing of the second edition). No date on the copyright page, but it is noted that it was printed in Great Britain. The supplied exact facsimile dust jacket with "sixth impression" noted on the front flap) in in perfect condition. The frontispiece is in color "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-water,". A really nice early printing of this now classic novel. This was one of 1000 copies that were imported from Allen and Ulwin. 315 pp. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The story of O. A novel translated from the french, with an essay by Jean Paulhan.

      The Olympia Press, Paris 1954. First edition in the english language. Printed purple wrappers. 18,5 x 13 cm. 187 (5) pp. Slightly worn on edges and corners, worn on top and bottom of spine with small tears on joints, spine faded, front and back cover with trace of fading, interior sound. Kearney: 1.8.1.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Hundörat]
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        The War at Sea, 1939-1945, in Four Volumes: The Defensive; The Period of Balance; The Offensive Parts I & II: 1st June 1943 - 31st May 1944; 1st June 1944 - 14th August 1945 (History of the Second World War United Kingdom Military Series)

      Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO), 1954 2018-01-04. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. PRICE IS FOR THIS SET PLUS THE REST OF THE 'HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR UNITED KINGDOM' SET (92 VOLUMES TOTAL). 5th printing of volume 1, 3rd printing of volume 2, first editions of other two volumes. Minor wear to corners. 1954 Hard Cover. Complete in four volumes. xxii, 664; xvi, 523; xv, 413; xvi, 502 pp. 8vo. An account of British naval operations during World War II, showing the transition from a defensive strategy to a more aggressive approach. Numerous maps (including many fold-outs) and black-and-white photographs throughout text. KEYWORDS: MILITARY WWII WW2 SECOND WORLD WAR II BRITISH ROYAL NAVY NAVAL BATTLES ENGLISH ENGLAND

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        Come si guarda un quadro (Lettura del linguaggio figurativo)

      FIRENZE: Vallecchi Editore - Firenze, 1954. VI ED.. Rilegato. DISCRETO. 17,5 24,4. USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Come si fa un processo

      TORINO: RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana, 1954. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 12 17. Classe unica USATO

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        CHANSONS POUR ELLE ET ODES EN SON HONNEUR. POINTES SECHES DE P. E. BECAT.

      LES HEURES CLAIRES. 1954 - IN-4 (24 X 28,5 X 5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 141 + (12) PAGES, RELIURE PLEIN MAROQUIN VIOLINE, PLATS ORNES D'UN DECOR EN CREUX MOSAIQUE ET DORE, TITRE DORE SUR DOS LISSE, COUVERTURE CONSERVEE, TRANCHES DOREES, NON ROGNE, SOUS CHEMISE 1/2 MAROQUIN A RECOUVREMENT ET ETUI BORDE (G.-J. MARTIN, RELIEUR). ILLUSTRE DE 18 POINTES SECHES ORIGINALES DE PAUL EMILE BECAT. PREMIER TIRAGE LIMITE A 499 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES. UN DES 359 SUR RIVES COMPORTANT L?ETAT DEFINITIF DES ILLUSTRATIONS, CELUI-CI PORTANT LE NUMERO 242. DOS DE LA CHEMISE PALI, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plantes Medicinales du Cambodge, du Laos et du Vietnam Tome I-IV, Les

      Saigon , 1954. Paperback. UsedGood. Plantes Medicinales du Cambodge, du Laos et du Vietnam Tome I-IV, Les Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        A fortnight in Austria (Fortnight holiday series)

      Percival Marshall 1954 ISBN|B000WUJRDE - Binding: Paperback ---Publisher: Percival Marshall ---Date: 1954 ---Edition: ---Pages: 92 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: --- Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, no stamps or inscriptions, the only flaws are a couple of scuffs and chips to the covers. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B000WUJRDE [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        People Places And Things. Volume 2 Places

      The Waverley Book Co. Ltd 1954 - B004657OV8 Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: The Waverley Book Co. Ltd ---Date: 1954 ---Edition: ---Pages: 460 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: None ---Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the only flaws are some minor scuffs to the boards, some fading to the spine, some slight looseness to the front cover where it meets the spine and a couple of school stamps to the endpapers. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B004657OV8

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        The Paul Brown Calender For 1954

      1954 -

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        Lord Of The Flies (Signed By The Author And With Ephemera)

      The First UK printing published by Faber and Faber in 1954. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Light pushing and fading at the spine tips. Very early bowing of the lower board with mild bumping to the front board corners. Light toning and spotting to the text block. The white lettering on the spine remains bright. The book is clean internally and is free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is the complete and is in Very Good++ condition. It is the correct first issue and bears the price of 12s 6d net. Mild edge wear with a little creasing , rubbing and loss at the spine ends and folds. 3cm closed tear to the rear upper spine fold. Mild toning to the spine portion. Some professional Japanese tissue repairs to the verso involving the spine folds and the front upper flap fold. The Anthony Gross wrapper artwork looks very bright in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has a decorative bookplate to the front pastedown which has been Signed ( without dedication) by William Golding. The Book is accompanied by a loose personal typed card from the author bearing his name, home address details and a short message from the author: 'Sorry, WG'. 'A collection of modern fiction would never be complete without it' (Connolly, 136). Originally published in 1954, The Lord of the Flies was named to Modern Library's 100 Greatest Novels List of the twentieth century. It has been successfully adapted to film twice, in 1963 by Peter Brook and again 1990 by Harry Hook. Scarce with such attributes.

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        Spirit of St.Louis. Den första atlantflygaren berättar.

      Albert Bonniers Förlag. Stockholm. 1954 Bunden i förlagets i guld dekorerade helskinnband, inre förgyllda denteller, helt guldsnitt. Marmorerad skyddskassett med skinnskodda kanter. (10), 483 (1), (10) sidor (karta och diagram). Mycket gott skick. Numrerad bibliofilupplaga. Detta exemplar bär numret 238. Författaren, svenskättlingen Charles Lindbergh har för Kungl. Svenska Aeroklubben egenhändigt signerat varje exemplar i denna svenska bibliofilutgåva, en förmån som tidigare inte kommit något annat land till del.

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

      Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Hardcover. B007P5XGF4 xv, [1], 293 pages. Index. Bibliography and Abbreviations. "The first comprehensive history of the Khazars in any Western language... Traces their beginnings, their possible relations with the Persians before Islam, their contacts with the Greeks and wars with the Arabs, their conversion to Judaism, the alleged correspondence with Spain, the relation with the Russions, and, finally, the collapse and disappearance of the Khazar state." - from dust jacket (not included). Usual library markings. Moderate wear. Slight bow to front board. Binding intact. A sound copy of this fascinating reference. . Fair. 1954. First Edition.

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        Seminole: A Novel of Osceola, Florida's Great Indian War-chief

      Great Outdoors 1954 - Light wear to covers. Text clean and unmarked. The binding is tight and square. Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Coast Books]
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        The Dancing Bears

      Yale, 1954 A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket of the author's second book of poetry. Original price of $2.75 still present on the front flap of the dust jacket. One of the best American poets of the 20th Century. 1954 stated on title page and no mention of later printings on the copyright page. Poetry books are published in notoriously small printings, and even then most copies remain unsold.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Giovanna d'Arco al rogo (Original photograph from the set of the 1954 film)

      Italy / France: Produzioni Cinematografiche Associate / Franco London Films, 1954. Vintage borderless photograph from the set of the 1954 film, showing Ingrid Bergman tied to the titular stake, with actor Tullio Carminati beside her, and director Roberto Rossellini in the foreground. With stamps identifying the film (under the English language title "Joan at the Stake") and the New York address of Italian Films Export, as well as some holograph notations, on the verso. Based on the 1938 oratorio "Jeanne d'Arc au bucher" by Arthur Honegger, with a libretto by Paul Claudel, about visions of her life and purpose Joan of Arc receives as she is burned at the stake. 6.75 x 9.25 inches (17 x 23 cm). Near Fine. Godard, Histoires du cinema.

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        The Conquest of Everest ... With a Chapter on the Final Assault by Edmund Hillary.

      First US edition. 8vo. pp. xx, 300; coloured and b & w photo. illusts., sketch maps; near-fine in the original two-tone cloth, crease to upper board, in d.-w., slightly chipped to extremities, "Macrae" in ink to upper panel; contained in a purpose-made cloth chemise and box with quarter leather spine, gilt, some wear to leather of box.

      [Bookseller: Meridian Rare Books]
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        Le deuil des Névons suivi de Horoscope d'un poète par Yves de Bayser

      Le cormier 1954 - - Le cormier, Bruxelles 1954, 20x25,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives, seul grands papiers après 30 vélin à la cuve et quelques hors commerce sur papier de chapelle. Ouvrage illustré en frontispice d'une gravure originale de Louis Fernandez qu'il a signée au crayon de papier. Agréable exemplaire. Envoi autographe daté et signé de l'éditeur de l'ouvrage, au colophon, à Hélène et Nicolas Braci. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 150 numbered copies on vellum of Rives, only leading copies after 30 vellum in the tank and some hors commerce on paper of chapel. Illustrated book frontispiece of an original engraving by Louis Fernandez that he signed in pencil. Nice copy. Autograph dedication dated and signed by the publisher of the book, Colophon, Hélène and Nicolas Braci. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Fahrenheit 451 [First UK Edition] AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO TIM SANDEMAN

      Hart-Davis,, 1954. 8vo., First Edition thus; red cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, top and fore-edges very lightly mottled else a very good, bright, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY TO TIM SANDEMAN WITH THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION DATED 1954 ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. With the splendid pictorial bookplate of Timothy Sandeman on front paste-down. One of the great dystopian novels, first published in the US in the previous year. It is the basis of Truffaut's first English-language feature film (1966) starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. PRESENTATION COPIES, AS DISTINCT FROM MERELY SIGNED COPIES, ARE RARE. A SPLENDID ASSOCIATION COPY

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Lord Of The Flies (Signed By The Author And With Ephemera)

      The First UK printing published by Faber and Faber in 1954. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Light pushing and fading at the spine tips. Very early bowing of the lower board with mild bumping to the front board corners. Light toning and spotting to the text block. The white lettering on the spine remains bright. The book is clean internally and is free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is the complete and is in Very Good++ condition. It is the correct first issue and bears the price of 12s 6d net. Mild edge wear with a little creasing , rubbing and loss at the spine ends and folds. 3cm closed tear to the rear upper spine fold. Mild toning to the spine portion. Some professional Japanese tissue repairs to the verso involving the spine folds and the front upper flap fold. The Anthony Gross wrapper artwork looks very bright in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has a decorative bookplate to the front pastedown which has been Signed ( without dedication) by William Golding. The Book is accompanied by a loose personal typed card from the author bearing his name, home address details and a short message from the author: 'Sorry, WG'. 'A collection of modern fiction would never be complete without it' (Connolly, 136). Originally published in 1954, The Lord of the Flies was named to Modern Library's 100 Greatest Novels List of the twentieth century. It has been successfully adapted to film twice, in 1963 by Peter Brook and again 1990 by Harry Hook. Scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        1954 4- Page Letter Signed By Paul Strand: Production and Design of 'Un Paese,' Photo-Book Collaboration with Cesare Zavattini, (with) a Very Detailed 1955 3-Page Follow-up Letter on that Project & Other Topics

      Not Published, Orgeval France 1954 - The letters give much background to the creative process of Strand and were written to the designer-artist couple William Golden & Cipe Pineles, (here addressed as 'Bill & Cipe') who were friends and professional colleagues, extending back to their collaborations as participants in the Group Theater in New York, in the 1930s. Paul Strand (1890 -1976) American photo-artist Strand and his fellow-photographer wife Hazel (Kingsbury) took up residence in Orgeval France, after moving to Europe in 1950, " driven into self-exile, Strand later would suggest, by the repressive anti-Communist climate in America (after publishing) La France de Profil (1952), a portrait of postwar, small-town French life Strand would spend the rest of his life assembling and completing similar book portraits celebrating primarily rural cultures " (as Un Paese & others) " Many established photographers, from Walker Evans to Eliot Porter have admitted to having been strongly influenced by Strand's impeccably rich and detailed prints, concern for formal relationships, respect for his subjects, and ability to distill the essence of his subjects. However, through much of the 1950s and 1960s his reputation fell into eclipse. His dedication to view cameras and fine printing, his largely frontal compositions, and his devotion to creating politically motivated celebrations of traditional, largely rural cultures did not fit an artistic world fascinated with the hand camera and the constant change of contemporary life. By the late 1960s, however, Strand received renewed acclaim first through European exhibitions and then by means of a retrospective exhibition sponsored by the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1971)." (John B. Rohrbach in the ANB) Cipe Pineles (1908 - 1991) Austrian-born American graphic designer & art director, associated with Conde Nast Vogue & others; William Golden (1911 - 1959) American graphic designer, especially noted for his work at CBS. Letter 1: Four handwritten pages with very good content throughout; dated May 10, 1954, just prior to the publishing of "Un Paese," the Italian-produced photograph & text collaboration between photographer Paul Strand and neo-realist screenwriter Cesare Zavattini. Written in blue ink on airmail paper: " just back from Milan with very good news. The book is finished and accepted by Einaudi, one of the best and biggest publishers in Italy. Zavattini has written a fine and moving text, very direct, very simple this outcome after months of nothing happening made us both feel pretty good. Printing is going to be done by Pizzi in Milan one of the best around for gravure. We had one conference and find that the nephew of the boss speaks English and seems both intelligent and cooperative. Won't be any problem of putting my finger in the pie, I think. We have to be back in Milan on the 20th with the negatives and Pizzi offered to make a few quick tests for us to see. Einaudi is being very flexible as to size and format, cover etc. They seem to want to do a good job and one that doesn't look like the present rash of photo book. I mentioned that my good friend Golden might take a crack at the cover and they were only too pleased. We decided on a slightly larger page size than La France de Profil, both to get away from the standard thinking and also to give more space for text. Size we chose was 23 x 29 cms. Naturally the cover will be a little larger. I would say add about 3mm for the cover size, length & width. The title so far chosen is "Un Paese." In Italian this has the double meaning of a village and the whole country. This is Zavattini's title and we think it is good - Simple and excites curiosity by not being too explicit. As for other printing on the cover - Cesare Zavattini and Paul Strand. He is a big name in Italy and I have the feeling that both names can be larger and more effective than in "La France de Profil." Lastly this publisher usually puts his own name, Einaudi, on the cover, not too conspicuously. Now a [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Certain Books, ABAA]
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        GENIUS LOCI AND OTHER TALES [SIGNED/INSCRIBED]

      Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin - 8vo., 228 pp., VG/VG; yellow and brown pictorial DJ, small brown lettering and illustration to spine; mild wear to DJ: rubbing with slight superficial material loss to head, tail, and hinges of spine; mild age-toning to back of spine and margins of covers (lettering clear and legible); price uncut "$3.00" to front flap; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; slight cocking to spine, rubbing to spine (lettering affected yet clear and legible); mild wear to boards; bumping/slight fraying to head and tail of spine; bumping to corners; mild age-toning/wear to text-block; front board somewhat shaken, back board tight, binding strong; scattered spotting towards bottom of p.14-15; Some handwritten corrections made in (Smith's?) blue pen: "nightmarish" to p 14 crossed out once, "a" inserted on first line of page 23, "o" inserted in "rooted" on page 145, and "men" corrected in poem on 162; minuscule tears to fore-edge of pp. 213-218 visible from text-block; INSCRIBED by Smith to ffep, dated "Carmel, Dec. 2, 1954"; SIGNED by Smith to half-title page; unnumbered copy of an edition of 3000 as indicated on the limitation page; LP consignment; Smith's third work published by Arkham House; shelved Case 3, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        A Dwight Eisenhower Signed Photograph With Colorado Content

      PS. 10" x 9". No date [probably 1950s]. No place. A black and white photograph signed "Dwight D Eisenhower" and by the two Colorado Senators, "Edwin C. Johnson" and "Eugene Milliken". It shows three men presenting President Eisenhower with a certificate inviting the Eisenhowers to the 1954 Central City Festival. The Eisenhower signature has some short skipping but the image is in fine condition with small mounting remnants on the back.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        Casino Royale

      New York: Macmillan, 1954. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First American Edition. Near fine in an near fine dust jacket. Price of $2.75 intact but both corners of front flap clipped. Jacket spine is slightly faded, light edgewear and soiling elsewhere. Front flap has some wrinkles and the rear panel is slightly soiled. A very nice copy of the first James Bond thriller, and the First American Edition..

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        The Lord of the Rings

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954 Three volumes. Folding map in each volume. Return of the King is second state with sig. 4 and slipped type on p. 49 (this was formerly Hammond's first state, but the bibliographer has revised his opinion). Original red cloth and printed dust jackets. Bookplate. Fine in very good fine dust jackets with slight wear, minor stains, tanning to the spines. An attractive set. FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS. This is a very attractive set of the celebrated Lord of the Rings trilogy. The size of the edition was small: The Fellowship of the Ring (3000 copies), The Two Towers (3250 copies), and The Return of the King (7000 copies). Tolkien worked on this epic, not so much a trilogy as a long novel, from the publication of The Hobbit (1937) until the early 1950s. Beginning with the appearance of the second edition of 1966 and the nearly simultaneous appearance of the paperback edition in America, The Lord of the Rings became one of the best-selling works of fiction of the century. This is the "paradigmatic work of modern heroic fantasy. . . . Its success was not immediate, but its publication in paperback was an event sufficiently momentous to transform completely the market situation of heroic fantasy, and hence bring about a new era in its history. The Lord of the Rings made fantasy a significant publishing category and inspired a deluge of new works. The astonishing reception and influence of this work qualify it as one of the most remarkable literary phenomena of the 20th century" (Barron, ed., Fantasy Literature).

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        The Lord of the Rings. Imp. 1,2,1 The Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, Return of the King

      George Allen and Unwin 1954 - A lovely set, above average condition. Uniform wear to the dust jackets and books, but we can't be sure they were purchased the same time. Impressions 1, 2, 1 of the three books (in title order). 1954, 1955, 1955. These early impressions are increasingly hard to find without much more wear and tear. All three jackets are similar condition, unrestored condtion, fading to spine titles and overall color, slight tattering and paper loss to spine ends, especially RotK lower spine which has a 1/4 inch paper loss. FotR has small; faded pinkish stain to front cover, closed 2 inch tear to seam, arrested with removal archival tape so it doesn't tear further. Slight lean to all three books, though bindings tight. No damp, stains or foxing. Spine gilt is still bright. As with us, you might be thinking all you need is to find a 1st/1st TT to make a first edition set worth much more than our asking price. This is true! We hope you find it before we do. Please ask for additional photos as this will show the condition better than a description. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Festival Art and Books]
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        At the End of the Day

      London: William Heinemann, 1954. First edition. Illustrated from photos, one double-page map. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth. Very good. First edition. Illustrated from photos, one double-page map. 1 vols. 8vo. From Father to Son. The Maughams were a remarkable family: the author of these memoirs, Frederick, 1st Viscount (1866-1958) was the elder brother of novelist William Somerset Maugham (1874 -1965), and had a distinguished career as a jurist, serving as Lord Chncellor between 1938-39. His son Robin Maugham, 2nd Viscount (1916-1981) was a successful novelist and screenwriter who also wrote books about his illustrious uncle.This is Robin's copy, with his (not always flattering) pencilled marginalia, inscribed to him on the flyleaf:"To Robiin | with love from | his father - | 23 September - 1954"A fine Maugham family assoiation copy.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Science and Civilisation in China. With research assistance of Wang Ling. Vol. I-III, vol. IV part 1-3, volume V part 1-4, in all 10 vols.

      Cambridge University Press, London 1954-[85], 1st print. 4°, illustrated, orig. cloth.

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        RACE ROCK

      New York: Harper & Brothers((1954)). First Edition, Author's first book, the issue bound in full green cloth, no priority known., Hardcover, Very minor chipping to spine tips and short tear to top front panel of dustwrapper over the "ss" in Matthiessen. Near Fine in Very Good, attractive dustwrapper

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      No place, [March 1954]. - 4to. ¾ page. Probably to the Czech publisher František Borový (1874-1936), announcing his return to Paris, and enquiring about his play "L'Église" and his novel "Voyage au bout de la nuit": "[.] Comment va 'L'Église' et le 'Voyage'? [.]". - Somewhat spotty; small tears in the centerfold; with receipt stamp.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Corso di fisiologia

      TORINO: RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana, 1954. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 12 17. Classe Unica USATO

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        The Vagabond King (Original screenplay for the 1956 film)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1954. Final White script for the 1956 film. Director Michael Curtiz's presentation copy, in tan leather with gilt titles and Curtiz's name at the bottom right corner of the front board. An adaptation of the 1925 operetta of the same name by Rudolf Friml which is based on Justin Huntly McCarthy's 1901 romantic novel and play "If I Were King." Set in France, in the year 1461.Brown leather covered boards, titles in gilt. Title page present, dated December 9, 1954, with credits for producer Pat Duggan, director Michael Curtiz, screenwriter Ken Englund. 114 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 96A. Mimeograph, with blue and goldenrod revision pages throughout, dated variously between 12-15-54 and 2-9-55. Pages Near Fine, binding Very Good plus with some wear at the edges.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Normance. Féerie pour une autre fois II

      - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 14x20cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Prima edizione, una delle 550 copie numerate sul lavoro pergamena. Cartone secondo il modello originale di Paul Bonet. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur. Cartonnage d'après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet. Bel exemplaire.  

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