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        Ginza Kaiwai + Ginza Haccho (Two volumes in original cardboard box)

      Toho-Shuppan, Tokyo 1954 - First edition, first printing. Boxed set of two volumes (Ginza Kaiwai and Ginza Haccho), contained in the publisher's original cardboard box with orange and black printed label.Ginza Kaiwai: Hardcover. Debossed paper-covered boards with tipped-in illustrated plate on cover, title stamped in gold on spine and woven bookmark ribbon; with glassine dust jacket. The book is contained in a rice-paper covered slipcase with printed and illustrated labels on front and spine. Photographs, drawings, color woodblock prints and text (in Japanese) documenting the history of the Ginza. Edited by Kimura Shohachi. 338 pp., with numerous black-and-white illustrations and two color woodblock prints. Book 7-3/8 x 6-7/8 inches; slipcase 7-5/8 x 7 inches.Ginza Haccho: Hardcover leporello (accordion-fold). Printed paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Yoshikazu Suzuki. Unpaginated (26 pp.), with two panoramic black-and-white plates throughout and one additional illustration. 7-3/8 x 7 inches.[Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume III. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2014)]. Fine. Ginza Kaiwai: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (XXXXXX.). An extraordinary boxed-set, the true prize of which is the astonishing Ginza Haccho. Two panoramic views of the Ginza, one running along the top of the pages, the other inverted along the bottom, complete with notes detailing the various shops and buildings depicted, are presented in low-contrast, consistent lighting and unrelenting frontality. The concept, style and formatting bear a distinct similarity to Ed Ruscha's iconic Every Building on the Sunset Strip, but unlike Ruscha's masterpiece, here the Ginza is alive with pedestrians and automobile traffic in these heavily re-touched photographs, whose shadows have nearly all been removed, and where in some places one suspects instances of superimposition. Certainly one of the most important photobook discoveries (the volume was virtually forgotten until recently), Ginza Haccho, together with its companion volume Ginza Kaiwai, is a rare find. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Vincent Borrelli, Bookseller]
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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. »

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Waiting For Godot: A Tragicomedy In Two Acts.

      New York: Grove Press, 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).

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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]

      [Bookseller: Bag End Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        Alturas de Macchu Picchu [The Heights of Macchu Picchu] (Signed Limited Edition)

      Chile: Nascimento, 1954. First printing of this edition. One of 1000 numbered copies (this being No. 680) SIGNED by the author. This copy retains the scarce insert on green paper that was issued with all copies, a bibliographic note on the genesis and publication history of the poem by Jorge Sanhueza. The first definitive edition of the poems, including the Chambi photographs referenced in "The Latin American Photobook." The poems first appeared as "Canto II" in Neruda's "Canto General" (1950), and have regularly been translated into English. Moderate toning and light rubbing overall, with light bumps at the extremities, else Near Fine. A superior example of a title not often found in collectible condition. Becco 84. Loyola 292. Fernandez, "The Latin American Photobook," p. 57.

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        The Bounty Hunters

      Houghton Mifflin, 1954 A very good first edition in a very good price clipped dust jacket. Laid in is a bookplate inscribed by Leonard. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Food in England

      London: Macdonald,, 1954. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles in gilt. With the illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated throughout. Spine slightly faded to ends, internally clean; a very good copy in the toned and price-clipped jacket with some marks to spine panel, and some shallow chips and nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. Food in England is widely regarded as the definitive history of English food and cooking techniques, and it remains unchallenged in its ambition and scope, an exuberant mix of oral history, anthropology, and traditional recipes. Copies in the illustrated dust jacket are uncommon.

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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1954. 11 issues

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo, 1954. Large 8vo. Original wraps. 11 issues for the year. Lacking issue 3. Later issues ISSN 0131-6885 1951--1959 -- ( ) « » -- , , . 1937 « ». 1941 1945, 1995, 1998--1999, 2009--2010. , 1990- ( 1996 1997 ). 2010 1 2 . 1945--1953 , 1954--1990

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        Live and Let Die

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1954. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Near Fine. Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1954. No inscriptions, lightly browned ep's. Covers VG+ in near fine original price clipped dust jacket, which has benefited from minor restoration to edges.

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        The Long Goodbye -- Signed Association Copy

      Houghton Mifflin 1954 - Very good with light rubbing to top and bottom edges of boards and professional repair to top right corner of front board. Married to a very good bright and clean dust jacket ($3.00 price intact) with neatly mended two-inch tear at base of front panel adjacent to spine, and additional mend to one-inch tear directly along the spine fold. A couple of small chips at crest of spine and very slight wear to top edge of front panel and bottom edge of front flap. Pastedowns with some paper abrasion where original dust jacket flap edges were attached (and professionally removed)--this area is completely hidden by the supplied dust jacket's flaps. INSCRIBED BY CHANDLER on the flyleaf: "To Michael Avallone, with my love, Raymond Chandler, N.Y. Nov 2nd, 1955." Avallone was a prolific American author of mysteries, secret agent fiction, and novelizations of TV and films who idolized Chandler. A very rare signed copy of one of Chandler's most critically acclaimed novels, basis for the 1973 Robert Altman film. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Improvisations 1954: Artists Equity Masquerade Ball--Spring Fantasia (Hotel Astor, May 20th)

      New York: Artists Equity Association, 1954. Original wraps. Near Fine. A beautifully-designed program of this 1954 society ball at the Hotel Astor, produced with the full co-operation of the New York chapter of the Artists Equity Association. Essentially, the program is a collection of lavish, full-color advertisements in the form of original lithographs executed by many of the leading artists of the day. Clean and Near Fine in its spiral-bound card wrappers, with wonderfully illustrated covers and crisp, bright pages thruout. Tall quarto, #1,974 of 2,000 copies issued. Artists contributing to the cause include Louise Nevelson, Leo Lionni, Reginald Marsh, Raphael and Moses Soyer, Ben Shahn, Jacob Lawrence, etc. "This is Volume V of IMPROVISATIONS, which was first conceived in 1950 from an idea by Julio de Diego"

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        Find a Victim

      Knopf, 1954 A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Les Appartements du Baron de Redé en l'Hôtel Lambert

      Monaco: Editions de Rocher (1954) - Monaco: Editions de Rocher (1954). Lavishly produced edition of photographs of the Paris apartments of the Baron Alexis de Redé. Text by Princesse Bibesco and René Héron de Villefosse and Illustrations by Jean-Louis de Maigret. The thirteen original photographs of the residence and grounds by Jean Vincent are tipped into the text. One of five hundred copies printed, this copy (#44) especially printed for Sir Charles & Lady Mendl (aka Elsie de Wolfe). Laid into the book is a card from Baron Rede (signed "Alexis") with his Hotel Lambert address. Very good in wrappers, chemise and slightly bumped slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        History of Economic Analysis

      Oxford University Press 1954 - First edition. (Precedes the UK issue.) 1260 p. Light blue cloth with silver lettering. Very Good condition. Back flap of jacket laid in, otherwise gone. Clean pages-- no marks in text or bookplates, etc. Light bumping to corners, very light soiling to cloth. Front hinge starting. A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        Mountain World 1954

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd. Good in Good dust jacket. 1954. First Edition. First English edition signed by eight 'Everesters." Mylared dust jackets has some chips and light rubbing and soil. Brown boards have bumped corners and spine ends. Spine slightly cocked. Light soil on top edge and one bumped corner of pages. First free endpaper has a few inked notes. The title page has the signatures of Hillary, expedition leader Lord John Hunt, Alf Gregory, George Band, George Lowe, Michael Wark, Charles Wylie, and Michael Westmacott, all members of the 1953 expedition. Illustrated with over 50 black and white photographs. The Mountain World was a yearly publication recounting expeditions throughout the world. This volume included accounts of the 1953 American attempt on K2, the Swiss attempt on Dhaulgiri, "Everest Ascended" by John Hunt, "Everest 1953" by Wilfrid Noyce, and more articles from other continents. An incredible and rare collection of autographs in this mountaineering journal. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 224 pp; Signed by Collection of Signatures .

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        Aforesaid

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1954. Limited Numbered Edition. Cloth. Near Fine+. A wonderful Signed Limited Numbered edition by one of America's most beloved poets, Robert Frost. Signed by the author on the limitation page and numbered 612 of 650 Limited Edition copies. Published on the occasion of the author's 80th birthday. The book is covered in textured green cloth with gold titling, with green endpapers, in near fine condition with only slight sunning to the spine but otherwise clean, square and solid. The slipcase is VG+; it is very solid and the outer spine label is complete; however there is slight sunning on the slipcase edges and touches of wear, all of which are common to this edition's slipcase. A lovely copy. This book is featured in the Parrish Books Premier Collection.

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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954 - First Edition; one of 1000 numbered copies signed by Faulkner. Bookplate; fine copy in the publisher's box (minor soiling and wear). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Bounty Hunters

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1954 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Elmore Leonard on a laid in signature. A beautiful dustjacket that is vibrant in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's grey cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Elmore Leonard First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Horton Hears A Who!

      New York: Random House, 1954. First edition. Quarto, original boards. Near fine in a very good price-clipped second issue dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper, "For Greg Barrett with best wishes Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss began work on Horton Hears a Who! in the fall of 1953. The book's main theme, "a person's a person no matter how small", was Geisel's reaction to his visit to Japan, where the importance of the individual was an exciting new concept. Geisel, who had harbored strong anti-Japan sentiments before and during World War II, changed his views dramatically after the war and used this book as an allegory for the American post-war occupation of the country. It was adapted to film in 2008, the cast included Jim Carrey and Steve Carell.

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        Ed. by Marcel Wyss, Dieter Roth, and Eugen Gomringer

      Bern, Spirale Press, [January 1954?] - 9 original prints. 600 copies. Zinc etching by Max Bill (cover); lithographs by Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Richard P. Lohse, Heinrich Eichmann, Mary Vieira, and Hans Hofmann; linoleum cuts by Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Verena Wickart-Loewensberg; and a woodcut by Camille Graeser. A vivid composition in black and red by Marcel Wyss appears to be a silkscreen. Literary contributions by many of the artists, as well as Hans Hofer, Hans Arp, Piet Mondrian, and others. [28] pp. in single sheets and folded signatures loose in paper covers. as issued. 49.8 x 33.7 cm. The spine of the blue paper cover is slightly faded (but not the apple-green ink of the print); some small chipping and tears in the edge and spine, and light creasing, Nevertheless, near fine. These early issues (of 9 published) are vanishingly scarce in the wild. A book on this fabulous publication is Spirale: an artists magazine 1953-1964, by Annemarie Bucher (Lars Müller Publishers, 2001; ISBN 978-3-906700-21-2). Please see also listing for number 4. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sweet Thursday

      The Viking Press, 1954. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The Viking Press, New York 1954. Signed by John Steinbeck at the front endpaper. Inscribed in 1959. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Second Printing of the First Edition. Cloth boards. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic by the Publisher. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, shelf wear. Rubbing at the spine, age toning, spots at the page edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, spots on the panels. Shelf wear, stains. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        SWEET THURSDAY

      New York: The Viking Press, 1954. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/About Fine. Octavo. SIGNED "JOHN STEINBECK" ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Second edition (1954), with top edges not stained and a tiny red dot on lower right of rear panel. Bound in beige cloth stamped in blue and red, spine slightly age-toned; in a near fine dust jacket. Armorial bookplate; housed in a custom dark blue quarter-leather clamshell box. Goldstone and Payne, A33d.

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        Henry and Ribsy

      William Morrow & Company, New York 1954 - The first printing of the third "Henry Huggins" book by Beverly Cleary, seemingly scarce in the marketplace in a dust jacket. Beverly Cleary (b. 1916 - as of this writing, she had just celebrated her 100th birthday) is one of America's most successful children's authors, with 91 million copies of her books having sold. She has been recognized with numerous awards and has been an extremely influential children's author, with a gift for creating characters with whom young children could identify. Henry Huggins was first introduced in 1950 with a book of the same name; the second book in the series was Henry and Beezus, published in 1952. This volume, Henry and Ribsy, published in 1954, shows Henry and his dog Ribsy trying their best to stay out of trouble so that Henry's father would take them salmon fishing - all, of course, to no avail. With illustrations by Louis Darling (1916-1970), who illustrated many of Beverly Cleary's books as well as Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring". ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in bright red cloth, a vignette on the lower half of the front board of Henry riding a bicycle with Ribsy sitting in a box behind him, looking backward, black lettering on the spine, plain endpapers, title page has a different vignetter of Henry sitting with Ribsy above the title, illustrations scattered throughout the text; octavo size (approx. 8" tall), pagination: (1)-192. The pictorial dust jacket in yellow, red and black has the original price of $2.50 on the front flap, a summary of the book on both flaps, with the back panel being publisher's ads for other titles by the same author. ***CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners without rubbing, the black vignetter and spine lettering are crisp and sharp, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; the head and tail of the spine are lightly bumped and there are several very shallow bumps to the top edge of the front board, else fine. The unclipped dust jacket is, alas, good only; there is a short (approx. 2") closed tear at the head of the spine where is meets the back panel with a very small (approx. one-third inch) chip and a triangular hole in the back panel approx. one-quarter inch per side with some staining on either side, and some light overall edgewear. ***CITATION: Baumgarten, Author pg. 45. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Waiting for Godot. Set

      1954 1954 - 1. BECKETT, Samuel. En Attendant Godot. Piece en Deux Actes. 163, [5] pp. 8vo., 188 x 120 mm, in original blue and black printed paper binding. Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1952. WITH: 2. --------------. En Attendant Godot. Piece en Deux Actes. 163, [1] pp. 8vo., 188 x 120 mm, in original blue and black printed paper binding. Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1954. WITH: 3. --------------. Théâtre de Babylone. The Original Theatrical Program: Jean-Marie Serreau présente En Attendant GODOT de Samuel Beckett Mise en scène de Roger Blin. [12] pp. With black and white photographs of the actors, Beckett, Serreau, Blin, etc. Small square 8vo., 155 x 120 mm, printed coloured wrappers. Paris: Edition Artistique, [1953-4]. WITH: 4. --------------. Waiting for Godot. [1], 60, [3] ff. Includes four pages of photos from the original Paris-Blin production. 8vo., 210 x 120 mm, bound in original black cloth in pictorial dust-jacket. New York: Grove Press, 1954. WITH: 5. -------------. Waiting for Godot. Original Playbill from the John Golden Theatre. 22 pp. 8vo., 230 x 165 mm, in original printed wrapper. New York: May 1956. First New York production. WITH: 6. --------------. Waiting for Godot. 94 pp. 8vo., 209 x 120 mm, bound in original yellow cloth in pictorial dust jacket. London: Faber and Faber, 1956. WITH: 7. --------------. Waiting for Godot. 94 pp. 8vo., 185 x 123 mm, bound in original white illustrated paper wrappers designed by Sidney Nolan. London: Faber and Faber, 1981. Later Edition, Presentation Copy. WITH: 8. --------------. Waiting for Godot. The Criterion Theatre Playbill. Directed by Peter Hall. Setting by Peter Snow. 8 pp. Small 8vo., 185 x 126 mm, green and white pictorial paper wrappers. Piccadilly Circus, London: 12 September 1955. WITH: 9. --------------. Waiting for Godot. The National Theater Playbill. Directed by Michael Rudman. Setting by William Dudley. Introduction by Anthony Burgess. Biography of Beckett and complete chronological history of Godot productions. 36 pp. Numerous illustrations throughout. Large 8vo., 255 x 153 mm, original pictorial wrappers, stapled. London: The Lyttelton Theater, 1987. WITH: 10. -----------. Waiting for Godot. Original Theatre Programme for WAITING FOR GODOT. Lincoln Center Theater Presents. 108 pp. 8vo., 215 x 143 mm, original pictorial wrappers with photo of Martin and Williams staring at the moon, stapled. New York: 1988. A Spectacular Collection of all the cornerstone Godot editions. Includes the True First Edition in French; the first illustrated edition; a Presentation Copy of the Faber and Faber English Edition warmly inscribed by Beckett in 1983; a Presentation Copy of the original Grove edition; plus original playbills for all the major initial productions of Godot onstage. Within this stellar set are the three seminal editions of Beckett's Waiting for Godot which were all milestones in Beckett's career, and each had considerable impact on the development of "Theater of the Absurd." In fact, it was Godot that defined modernism in twentieth-century theater. Brooks Atkinson said of an early production, "it gave a frightening impression of being close to the truth of the human race waiting indolently for a solution that will never come." A presentation copy of Godot in any edition is a rarity. In overall fine condition. Waiting for Godot was first produced at the Théâtre de Babylone, Paris, January 5, 1953, in French, as En attendant Godot, and at the Arts Theatre Club, London, August 3, 1955, in English. The play firmly established Beckett's reputation, although acclaim was slow to follow. It took theatre critic Harold Hobson to begin to stem the tide of negative criticism; he urged that everyone "Go and see Waiting for Godot. At the worst you will discover a curiosity, a four-leaved clover, a black tulip; at the best something that will securely lodge in a corner of your mind for as long as you live" (Bair, Deirdre, Samuel Beckett: A Biography. New York: Summit, 1990, p. 4 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Find the Constellations

      Houghton Mifflin, 1954 A very good first edition (1954 on title page and no mention of later printings on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket with the original price of $3.00 still present on the front flap. Inscribed by the author with a color drawing on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Schmidt-Uphoff, Hans Erich. - "Komposition (Figuren im Raum)".

      - Farbmonotypie, in Rot, Grün & Schwarzviolett, auf hellbraunem Maschinenbütten, 1954. Von Hans Erich Schmidt-Uphoff. Unikat. 37,6 x 56,8 cm (Darstellung / Druckbild) / 47 x 65 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Kugelschreiber signiert und datiert. - Papier altersbedingt etwas gebräunt. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Hans Erich Schmidt-Uphoff (1911 Neumark in Sachsen - 2002 Dessau). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Bruder des Malers und Grafikers Helmut Schmidt-Kirstein. Lehre als Dekorationsmaler. 1931-33 Besuch der Akademie für Kunstgewerbe in Dresden. Als bildender Künstler Autodidakt. 1934 Übersiedlung nach Dessau. Dort bis 1945 als Grafiker bei Junkers im Flugzeugbau tätig. 1942-45 als Soldat im Zweiten Weltkrieg, 1945/46 Kriegsgefangenschaft. 1946 in Venedig als Maler tätig. Im selben Jahr Rückkehr nach Dessau, wo er seitdem freischaffend arbeitete. Teilnahme an Ausstellungen des Verbandes Bildender Künstler Halle/Saale. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Das Auto - Motor und Sport - Heft 2 vom 23. Jan. 1954

      Vereinigte Motor Verlage Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1954 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) - Heft 2 -, 44 S. mit zahlreichen teils halb- und ganzseitigen Abbildungungen zum Thema "Automobil" (Typen, Technik, sportliche Ereignisse usw.), Originalheft mit farbigen Deckelbild und Deckeltitel gering unfrisch, Erhaltung 2 + // [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Histoire d'O :Avec Une Préface De Jean Paulhan

      Sceaux: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1954. 8vo, pp. 245. Original printed yellow wrappers. Later protective slipcase. One or two small spots of colour to wrappers, slight shaving to top edge of rear wrapper affecting the last few pages, otherwise a near fine, unopened copy. SMALL BOOK LABEL OF OLYMPIA PRESS BIBLIOGRAPHER PATRICK KEARNEY TO INSIDE FRONT WRAPPER. First edition, one of 600 numbered copies of which 480 were for sale. This copy out of sequence. GERSHON LEGMAN'S COPY, WITH HIS PENCILLED (ERRONEOUS) ANNOTATION. Anne Declos' notorious sado-masochistic love letter to Jean Paulhan -- who provides the preface to the book -- written in an attempt to reignite their love affair, and to rebut his assertion that women were incapable of writing erotica. For forty years after publication the identity of the book's author remained a secret; only in 1994, in his book The Good Ship Venus, did John de St. Jorre finally unmask (ungimp?) Desclos. St. Jorre's book was a biography of the Paris-based publishing house The Olympia Press; it was Olympia which published an unauthorised English translation of Histoire d'O almost simultaneously with this, the first edition. This copy bears a handwritten (unsigned) note by Gershon Legman, ascribing the authorship of the book to André Pieyre de Mandiargues. Though no stranger to erotica, de Mandiargues had no hand in this. An unknown but very small number of copies of the first edition carry a small red etching by Hans Bellmer on the title page. The etching is not present on this copy.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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