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        "Pott", Kopf eines Clowns, en face.

      . Öl auf festem Papier mit Leinenstruktur, links unten betitelt, bezeichnet und datiert "Pott Mestre 23.12.49", rechts unten signiert "Schmidt-Uphoff". 35:25,4 cm. Ausgestellt auf der Porträt-Ausstellung des VBKD, Halle 1954..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings)

      George Allen and Unwin, London 1954 - The first book in Tolkien's famous "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy. Book Near Fine with contemporary reviews tipped in on the rear paste-down, otherwise clean and unmarked. Cloth and spine titling, bright and fresh. In a Near Fine dust jacket that has a subtle, archival tape repair to separation at the lower edge of the front flap. Minor toning to the spine and soiling at the extremities, otherwise an attractive example. With just 3000 copies printed, this book is generally the toughest of the three books to find in dust jacket and in collectible condition. A timeless classic and a cornerstone of the fantasy genre, "The Lord of The Rings" follows the adventures of the hobbit, Frodo Baggins, and his compatriots as they battle the Dark Lord, Sauron, and attempt to destroy the ring that gives him power over Middle Earth. Tolkien began writing the novel when he was 45 and it took him 12 years to finish it. The books, which were inspired by Tolkien's interest in subjects as far reaching as mythology and philology, went on to become a sensation - selling over 150 million copies and being translated into over 30 languages. W.H. Auden called "The Lord of the Rings" a "masterpiece", and it has appeared on Le Monde's list of the 100 best books of the century. The books were also adapted into the Oscar award winning film trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, and Viggo Mortensen. "?among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century." (Contemporary Sunday Telegraph Review). Near Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Fellowship of the Ring

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Good. The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien First Edition George Allen & Unwin 1954. Second impression (December 1954, first published in July). No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Foldout map present and unmarked with no creasing. Light marks to fore-edges (see image). VG+ in original and correct dust jacket. Loss to bottom third of spine, not price clipped.

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        Pablo Picasso. Painter and sculptor. Portrait study by Karsh of Ottawa.

      s. e. 1954 ca, S. l. - Silver print cm 20 x 25,5. Stampa vintage. 1954 ca. Al verso timbro: Camera press ltd. Russel court - Coram street London. Velina d'agenzia con didascalia dattiloscritta e indicazione dell'autore. Alcune annotazioni a matita. Fotografia che fa parte del servizio realizzato da Yousouf Karsh su Pablo Picasso nel 1954. Splendido scatto di grande intensita' che testimonia le qualita' da grande ritrattista di Yousouf Karsh. Armeno si trasferi' da giovane, per motivi politici, in Canada dove uno zio faceva il fotografo. Fu poi apprendista a Boston presso il fotografo J. Garo. Tornato in Canada apri' uno studio proprio davanti alla sede del governo. Fu introdotto in seguito negli ambienti governativi ma il successo vero arrivo' nel 1941 quando ritrasse Wiston Churchill. Sterminato e' l'elenco dei personaggi ritratti da Karsh, politici, artisti, scrittori, ecc. Sue opere sono esposte al Moma, alla National portrait gallery di Londra, alla Biblioteque nationale di Parigi ecc. ENG

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        Casino Royale

      Macmillan, New York 1954 - A sharp, Fine copy of the book with the title page over-opened, otherwise in excellent condition. Clean and unmarked. In a Near Fine dust jacket that is lightly rubbed on the rear panel, with the spine gently faded and the spine ends with minor wear. The extremely rare, first state of the dust jacket with no corners clipped. [Gilbert A1b (1.1)] It seems to be 20 times as rare as the second state dust jacket, maybe 100 times. With copies of the British first fetching record prices, this is an attractive alternative for the discriminating Bond collector.Fleming's first James Bond novel - where the world renowned series began. Published in 1953, Casino Royale follows Bond as he attempts, over a game of cards, to ruin evil banker and KGB member Le Chiffre. The book also introduces the characters of Vesper Lynd and Felix Leiter. Fleming wrote the book at a furious pace - it took two months - from his estate in Jamaica. The idea from the novel came from Fleming's own experience serving in the Naval Intelligence Division of the Admiralty during World War II. He went on a trip to Portugal which, because of its neutrality, was home to spies from both Axis and Allied powers and it's thought Fleming lost a great deal of money playing cards against a high level German spy. The book inspired a 1967 comedy, starring David Niven, Woody Allan, and Orson Welles as well as a more faithful 2006 adaptation with Daniel Craig, Eva Green, and Mads Mikkelsen. In a contemporary review in The Daily Telegraph, John Betjeman wrote: "Ian Fleming has discovered the secret of the narrative art .". Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        F D R Meets Ibn Saud (Kohinur Series, Number One) [SIGNED COPY]

      American Friends of the Middle East, 1954 Scarce Hardcover 1st Printing SIGNED by William A. Eddy to title page without inscription, minor shelf wear & soil to gilt-stamped green cloth boards, small horizontal cut internally to pastedown & endpaper extending to introduction (binding & contents completely unaffected), else clean tight excellent copy of very scarce title by a major architect of both the CIA & current U.S.-Middle East policies (no dj, as issued); 8vo; 46pp illus. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Jazz West Coast,, a Portfolio of Photographs by William Claxton,

      1954 - mit sehr zahlreichem interessantem schwarz-weiß Fotomaterial, 88 (unpaginierte) Seiten, ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR dieses seltenen und äußerst interessanten Fotodokumentes des West-Coast-Jazz der 50er Jahre, mit Aufnahmen von Benny Carter, Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Shorty Rogers and Zoot Sims, mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, der Einband am Rücken mit geringfügigen Läsuren Sprache: Deutsch 27x34, schwarzes farbig illustrierter O Karton, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
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        Gesetzmässigkeiten der Gestaltwandlung im Blütenbereich. Ihre Bedeutung für das Problem der Evolution. Mit 689 Abb. auf 14 z. T. farbigen Tafeln zum grossen Teil nach Originalen des Verfassers. Publiziert mit Unterstützung des Schweizerischen Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung. In 2 Bänden (Text + Atlasband).

      Chernex-Montreux, E. Nelson, 1954 -62,. in-4°, XII + 302 S. + 14 Tafeln / Atlas mit 50 lose Tafeln, Original-Leinenband.. Atlas: Gestaltwandel und Artbildung erörtert am Beispiel der Orchidaceen Europas und der Mittelmeerländer. Atlas: Chernex-Montreux, 1962. Mit 50 Farbige Tafeln in Faksimile-Offsetdruck (farbig), 8 einfarbige Tafeln, 8 Verbreitungskarten.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        The Book of Beasts. Being a translation from a latin bestiary of the twelfth century

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954., 1954. Signed and Inscribed First Edition. Octavo. pp.[6], 296, [1]. Bound in publisher's grey cloth with bestiary device in red to front board, gilt titles in red cartouche to spine; pictorial endpapers reproducing a sequence of medieval manuscript images of lions. Pink dustwrapper with titles in beige to front board and spine, list of further titles by White to rear cover; price-clipped. Binding shows well, with some bumping to corners and spine ends. Dust jacket is rubbed, with some small chips and tears to corners, edges, and at spine ends, somewhat sunned, with scuff marks to spine. Internally clean with no signs of spotting. White was the ideal translator for this equivalent of the Physiologus, with a wide ranging knowledge of the natural world and a deep appreciation for the scholarship of the middle ages - and a consummate skill in communicating these to a general audience. It is an eccentric classic, which reflects its latin original and its translators own sense of whimsy. Inscribed to "Ken Smith / with love from / Tim White" to half-title, and signed to title page. With one manuscript correction to p.238.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Under the Net

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1954., 1954. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.286. Publisher's green cloth in pictorial dust-wrapper. Some dustiness to edges and rear panel, spine a touch sunned, no inscriptions or price-clipping. Very good indeed. This novel was later selected by the American Modern Library as one of the Best 100 English novels of the 20th century. Murdoch's debut novel concerns the trials and tribulations of a struglling young British writer, James (Jake) Donaghue, living in London.

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        Tropfenrelief. Dispersionsfarbe in Grün und Weiß auf Sackleinen. Datiert "54" und signiert. 190 x 90 cm.

      1954 - (1954). differenzbesteuert, kein Ausweis der Mehrwertsteuer 5100 Gramm.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am St. Vith]
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        Suite de 180 dessins de Picasso. Picasso and the Human Comedy. A Suite of 180 drawings by Picasso. November, 28, 1953 - February, 3, 1954. Preface by Teriade, Picasso and the Human Comedy by Michel Leiris. With an appreciation by Rebecca West.

      . New York, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1954. 36,2 : 27 cm. Mit farbig lithographiertem Titel, 12 farbigen Lithographien nach Picasso und 167 (3 farb.) Tafeln in Lichtdruck. Farbig illustr. Orig.-Pappband mit illustr. Schutzumschlag.. Amerikanische Ausgabe. - Die französische Originalausgabe stellt die Nummern 29/30 der Zeitschrift VERVE dar. - Die Farblithographien wurden von Mourlot Freres, Paris, gedruckt. - Ecken und Kapitale minimal berieben, winzige Verletzung an der Oberkante des Vorderdeckels, Vorsätze u. Rücken minimalst fleckig, Schutzumschlag mit wenigen alt unterlegten Randeinrissen und kleiner Fehlstelle an der Unterkante hinten. Sonst aussergewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit dem seltenen Schutzumschlag. -

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        L'été EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1954. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition on current paper. Precious autograph signed by the author to his friend (Jean-Pierre) Vivet who participated with him in the adventure of the newspaper Combat. Back slightly past the top and bottom. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Albert Camus à son ami (Jean-Pierre) Vivet qui participa avec lui à l'aventure du journal Combat. Dos très légèrement passé en tête et en pied.

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        History of Economic Analysis

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Handschriftlich geführte Notizbücher mit Eintragungen zu Cendrars und Treffen mit französischen Verlegern.

      Paris, Marchal (Papeterie Générale) 1954 - 3 Hefte. Kl. 8°, Ringbuchbindungen. Guy Tosa war Herausgeber bei Denoel (Gallimard) der Werke Cendrars, Malaparte, Céline etc. Es liegen hier 3 kleine Notizbücher des Jahres 1956 (2me Trimestre 1954, April-Juli, 3me Trimestre, Juli-Oktober und 4me Trimestre, Oktober-Dezember) vor mit handschriftlichen Eintragungen von Guy Tosa. Neben diversen privaten und geschäftlichen Notizen auch ein Eintrag zu Treffen mit den Herausgebern Calmann und Albin Michel sowie einer mehrzeiligen Notiz zu Cendrars: "préparation revue Risques, reprise les Soirées de Paris, 1914, Rdv avec Bosco (Henri ?)". Gut erhalten, mit zahlreichen unbeschriebenen Seiten. - GUY TOSI - éditeur chez DENOEL de Cendrars, Malaparte, Céline. 3 agendas pour l`année 1954. Diverses notes et rdv. On remarque Rendez-vous chez des éditeurs (Calmann, Albin Michel.). Note sur Cendrars (préparation revue Risques, reprise les Soirées de Paris, 1914) Rdv avec Bosco (Henri ?). Beaucoup de pages vierges [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Riepenhausen]
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        The Book of Beasts. Being a translation from a latin bestiary of the twelfth century

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954., 1954. Signed and Inscribed First Edition. Octavo. pp.[6], 296, [1]. Bound in publisher's grey cloth with bestiary device in red to front board, gilt titles in red cartouche to spine; pictorial endpapers reproducing a sequence of medieval manuscript images of lions. Pink dustwrapper with titles in beige to front board and spine, list of further titles by White to rear cover; price-clipped. Binding shows well, with some bumping to corners and spine ends. Dust jacket is rubbed, with some small chips and tears to corners, edges, and at spine ends, somewhat sunned, with scuff marks to spine. Internally clean with no signs of spotting. White was the ideal translator for this equivalent of the Physiologus, with a wide ranging knowledge of the natural world and a deep appreciation for the scholarship of the middle ages - and a consummate skill in communicating these to a general audience. It is an eccentric classic, which reflects its latin original and its translators own sense of whimsy. Inscribed to "Ken Smith / with love from / Tim White" to half-title, and signed to title page. With one manuscript correction to p.238.

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        The Dictionary of English Furniture from the Middle Ages to the Late Georgian Period 3 volume set

      London: Country Life Limited. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Teg. 1954. Second Revised Edition. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover. 390mm x 250mm (15" x 10"). 349pp; 384pp; 376pp. B/w and colour plates. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Fly BEA. Amsterdam. British European Airways

      British European Airways Corporation.. No date. Ca. 1954.. Vintage color lithograph poster, 39 3/4 x 25 inches. Professionally conserved with all short edge tears now mended and minimized with Japanese paper, toning, soft creasing and short tears to outer edges. pinhole at each corner; good, clean and bright condition. This striking vintage poster features a colorful artistic rendering by Peter Collins of a street and canal scene in Amsterdam. "Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London and Dunstable" printed at lower right corner. "BEA. 1906/2m/7/54." printed in lower left corner. .

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        Clair-obscur EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Monaco: Editions du rocher, 1954. Fine. Editions du rocher, Monaco 1954, 14x20,5cm, broché. - First edition on current paper. Precious and beautiful handwritten dedication signed by the author to filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot "... HG Clouzot and Vera / I love you and I kiss you on the threshold of the operating theaters white / Jean magic." Insolated back slightly wrinkled, four small marginal tears on covers, rare and tiny spots on boards. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de Jean Cocteau au cinéaste Henri-Georges Clouzot : "...H.G. Clouzot et Véra / Je vous aime et je vous embrasse sur le seuil de ces salles d'opérations de magie blanche / Jean." Dos légèrement insolé et ridé, quatre petites déchirures marginales sur les plats, rares et infimes piqûres sur les plats.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        ETCHU SAN SHI SHU KAN: HANDMADE PAPER OF ETCHIU AREA IN TOYOYAMA PREFECTURE [Japan].

      WITH MANY HAND-MADE SAMPLES, LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES Kyoto 1954, - Washi Kenkyukai. Rose stitched stiff wrs., verygood, folding box with paper label, ivory clasps, 44p.3 maps, 2 b.w. illustrations, 60 tipped in paper samples,ca. 22 x 30 cm. FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Histoire d'O EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Sceaux: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1954. Fine. Jean-Jacques Pauvert, Sceaux 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 480 numbered copies on laid only major papers after 20 Arches and 100 laid reserved to the press service. Our copy is complete good of rare comic vignette engraved by Hans Bellmer and pulled blood and has about 200 copies only. Preface by Jean Paulhan. Nice copy of this masterpiece of erotic literature. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition 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'oeuvre de la littérature érotique.

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        Vols. 74 (1954) - 129 (2009). Published by the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

      Ldn., 1954 - 2009. - The volumes 74 to 127 are bound in 27 blue half cloth bindings. 28 cm (Backs with 4 raised bands and a gilt shield in the second compartment; the volumes 128 and 129 are still in paper wrappers, as issued by the publisher; a nice set) 50000 gr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fragmenta Selecta]
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        [Photo Album]: Several Botany Trips by the Harvard Botany Club [hand-lettered title page]: Photographs Volume II. Summer 1954 concluded to [1955]"

      1954-1955. Three-ring bound loose leaf binder. 153 mounted black-and-white photographs, most approximately 3.5" x 5", mostly fine, with a small group (perhaps ten or fewer) of commercial images of park locations. Virtually all are captioned. Internal evidence seems to indicate that American botanist, author, and photographer Sherwin Carlquist (recipient of the 1993 Asa Gray Award) was most likely the compiler of this album. The first sections consists of well-composed images of a botany trip in the West, primarily in California (Morro Bay, Carmel, Bolinas Bay, Lagunitas), Oregon (Pistol River, Brandon, Harris Beach State Park, and many other locations), and Washington (Pacific Beach, Olympia National Forest, Sekiu, Kalalock Beach, Friday Harbor). These are followed by images of trips to Long Island (only a few images), followed by images of several trips with the Harvard Botany Club to Mt. Washington (several trips), Plum Island, Horn Pond Mt., and a trip to Illinois. With few exceptions the images are devoted largely to Botany and geology. The later Harvard Botany Club's trips are well-captioned and identify several participants notable in scientific (not surprisingly botany) circles such as Robert Dressler and A.Q. Dickson. Curiously we have found mention of a second volume that was sold on (it annoys us mightily that they have been separated), but this is as we found it, and is at least interesting and can clearly stand alone. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Tomb of Ramessses VI, The Shrines of Tut-Ankh-Amon and Mythological Papyri in three volumes Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations

      New York: Pantheon 1954-1957, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. XL in Bollingen series. 5 books in 3 Volumes in 3 slipcases. Vols. II and III still in original brown paper wraps. All books Fine, slipcases VG. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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        Electre ou la chute des masques EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Plon, 1954. Fine. Plon, Paris 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, the only leading copies. Four small light spots on the second board, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire.

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        Féerie pour une autre fois II Normance EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Gallimard, 1954. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1954, 14,5x20,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 155 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, pulling the lead after 45 Holland paper. Beautiful copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 155 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 45 Hollande. Bel exemplaire.

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        Mémoires de guerre EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Plon, 1954. Fine. Plon, Paris 1954, 14,5x22,5cm, 3 volumes brochés. - First Edition, one of the numbered copies on alfa and reserved for former Free France and members of fighting and strong associations of the 1939-1945 war. Precious autograph dedication signed by General De Gaulle on the first volume to General of the Army of Africa (Pierre) Daillier. Back volumes 1 and 3 imaged two small spots on the front cover of the first volume. Nice complete set in three volumes. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa et réservés aux anciens de la France Libre et aux membres des associations combattantes et résistantes de la guerre 1939-1945. Précieux envoi autographe signé du Général De Gaulle sur le premier volume au Général de l'Armée d'Afrique (Pierre) Daillier. Dos des volumes 1 et 3 insolés, deux petites taches sur le premier plat du premier volume. Agréable ensemble complet en trois volumes.

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        Féerie pour une autre fois II Normance EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1954. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1954, 14x21cm, broché. - First Edition, review copy. Precious autograph signed by the author Micheline (Deshayes), located and dated "Meudon 1954". Micheline Deshayes is a star dancer girlfriend Celine and Lucette Destouches for over ten years. Found about her criticism of one of his performances at the Grand Theatre de Reims in the 1956 Concert Guide: "The two stars high class dancers (...) have earned a great success especially in the prelude Liszt where Micheline Deshayes admire him finish his technique in the service of grace as sensitive as light. " Celine passion for dance and dancers born in 1915 in London Music Hall, and quickly becomes constitutive of his life as his work. On Elizabeth Craig, his wife from 1926 to 1933, the dedicatee Travel Lucette Almanzor (with whom he married in 1944), and her friend Karen Marie Jensen, the most important in the life of Celine women dancers. Celine appears regularly in his correspondence of the importance of this art form for him: "It is impossible to live without dance" and "dancing all here - Nietzsche (if overrated) was not mistaken - 'I believe that if a god dance 'if this reasoning pedant to school! " (See specifications of Herne 3 and 5). Since 1933, he composed several ballets he tried in vain to play. As H. Godard, which devotes a chapter of his biography (Gallimard, 2011, p.222-231) points out, the dance is for Celine "an existential need (...) it has the power to alleviate her suffering intimate caused by its so dark vision of man and life. " And he concludes: "Celine dancers help to bear the violence [of the world] (...) as well as those they aroused in him in return." And his pamphlet, "Trifles" is he opens the image of communion with the world of "refinement": "In a dancer's leg the world, its waves, its rhythms, its follies, its vows are registered! ... Never written! ... The more nuanced poem in the world! ... (...) The incredible poem, warm and fragile as a leg dancer moving equilibrium is online, Gutman my friend, listens to the largest secret is God (...) I do not want to work for the dancers to dance ... All ". Follow the texts of two ballets Celine: "Birth of a fairy and" Villain Paul, Virginia brave "counterweight to the violence of the narrative, dance reappears at the end of the pamphlet with a new ballet." Van Bagaden " the text of which closes the book Way of Reconciliation (impossible?) Celine with the world is through dance that expresses the terrible admission of failure of Travel. "We have a lot more music itself to dance life here "But it is also the dance that ensures the saving function of writing". text [must] be dance, stand still on the verge of death, but do not fall in "(note to one of his translators, cf. H. Godard, p. 226). The first sheet was badly cut by the dedicatee that caused slight marginal gaps without gravity, ex-dono dedicatee of the head of the half-title page. Rare and valuable autograph signed by Louis-Ferdinand Céline a dancer who always showed his friendship despite his insults. (References: Henri Godard, Céline, Gallimard, 2011; Jacques Lecarme Images of the League and in tasks Céline In Cohen Albert Cohen in his century: proceedings of the international symposium Cerisy-Hall.) --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline à Micheline (Deshayes), situé et daté "Meudon 1954". Micheline Deshayes est une danseuse étoile, amie de Céline et Lucette Destouches depuis plus de dix ans. On retrouve à son propos la critique d'une de ses prestations au Grand théâtre de Reims dans le Guide du Concert de 1956: "Les deux danseurs étoiles de grande classe (...) se sont taillés un beau succès en particulier dans les préludes de Liszt où Micheline Deshayes fit admirer le fini de sa technique mise au service d'une grâce aussi sensible que légère".La passion de Céline pour la danse et les danseuses naît en 1915 dans les Music-Hall londoniens, et devient rapidement constitutive de sa vie comme de son oeuvre. D'Elisabeth Craig, sa compagne de 1926 à 1933, dédicataire du Voyage à Lucette Almanzor (avec laquelle il se marie en 1944), et sa grande amie Karen Marie Jensen, les femmes les plus importantes de la vie de Céline sont des danseuses. Céline témoigne régulièrement dans sa correspondance de l'importance que revêt pour lui cette forme artistique: "il m'est impossible de vivre sans la danse" et "danser tout est là - Nietzsche (si surfait) ne se trompait pas - 'je ne croirai a un dieu que s'il danse' s'il raisonne ce cuistre à l'école !" (cf. cahiers de l'Herne n° 3 et 5). Dès 1933, il compose plusieurs ballets qu'il tentera vainement de faire jouer. Comme le souligne H. Godard qui y consacre un chapitre de sa biographie (Gallimard, 2011, p.222-231), la danse constitue pour Céline "un besoin existentiel (...) elle a le pouvoir d'alléger en lui la souffrance intime causée par sa vision si noire de l'homme et de la vie". Et il conclut: "les danseuses aident Céline à supporter les violences [du monde] (...) aussi bien que celles qu'elles suscitaient chez lui en retour."Ainsi son pamphlet, "Bagatelles" s'ouvre-t-il sur cette image de communion avec le monde, de "raffinement" : "Dans une jambe de danseuse le monde, ses ondes, tous ses rythmes, ses folies, ses voeux sont inscrits ! ... Jamais écrits !... Le plus nuancé poème du monde !... (...) Le poème inouï, chaud et fragile comme une jambe de danseuse en mouvant équilibre est en ligne, Gutman mon ami, aux écoutes du plus grand secret, c'est Dieu !(...) Je ne veux plus travailler que pour les danseuses... Tout pour la danse !". Suivent les textes de deux ballets de Céline : "Naissance d'une fée et "Voyou Paul, brave Virginie ". Contrepoids à la violence de la narration, la danse réapparaît à la fin du pamphlet avec un nouveau ballet : "Van Bagaden", dont le texte clôt le livre.Voie de la réconciliation (impossible?) de Céline avec le monde, c'est à travers la danse qu'il formule le terrible constat d'échec du Voyage: "On n'a plus beaucoup de musique en soi pour faire danser la vie, voilà." Mais c'est aussi la danse qui assure la fonction salvatrice de l'écriture : "Le texte [doit] être danse, se tenir toujours au bord de la mort, mais ne pas tomber dedans" (note à un de ses traducteurs, cf. H. Godard, p. 226).Le premier feuillet a été mal découpé par le dédicataire ayant occasionné de légers manques marginaux sans gravité, ex-dono de la dédicataire en tête de la page de faux-titre.Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline à une danseuse qui lui témoigna toujours son amitié malgré ses avanies.(références bibliographiques: Henri Godard, Céline, Gallimard, 2011; Jacques Lecarme. Images de la S.D.N ches Céline et chez Cohen In Albert Cohen dans son siècle: actes du colloque international de Cerisy-la Salle).

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        L'été EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1954. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1954, 12x18,5cm, relié. - First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Holland paper leading copy.binding in full morocco jansenist red back with 5 nerves, when in the rear, and contreplats guards lined white box, covers and spine preserved, all witnesses on golden slices lined pouch red morocco binding signed H. Duhayon.Très nice copy well established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin janséniste rouge, dos à 5 nerfs, date en queue, contreplats et gardes doublés de box blanc, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées sur témoins, étui bordé de maroquin rouge, reliure signée H. Duhayon. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Geschichte der Deutschen Taschenbücher und Almanache aus der klassisch-romantischen Zeit

      E. Heimeran, München 1954 - 586. von 700 numerierten Exemplaren 0 Gramm. in einer Ganzlederausgabe äußerst selten, sehr gut

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        The Lord of The Rings

      - In three volumes comprising: The Fellowship of The Ring; The Two Towers; & The Return of The King. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1954-5. Full crimson levant morocco by Bayntun-Riviere with double gilt fillet to boards and spines in gilt compartments each with a central ring motif, raised banding embellished with gilt split-rule and titles stamped direct; aeg; 8vo. Housed in matching crimson cloth slipcase. First Editions.A First Edition set in mint condition of this legendary work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Excavations at Sakkara [Saqqara]: Great Tombs of the First Dynasty, II. (Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte)

      London, Egypt Exploration Society & Oxford University Press, 1954.. Quarto. Pp. xi, (i), 170, (2), plus 66 plates. With 232 illustrations to text. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's quarter black cloth and over printed boards, red lettering embossed on spine. In mint condition. A superb copy, practically new. ~ First edition. Volume II.

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        Music as an Aspect of the Human Spirit

      Ossining: np. 1st Edition. No Binding. Fine. Typescript Signed, an essay titled Music as an Aspect of the Human Spirit, written by the composer for Columbia University's bicentennial celebration. Signed on the last page. 11 1/4 pages, twelve 4to sheets. [Ossining?], circa 1954. An annotated typed draft of the same work is located in the Copland Papers at the Library of Congress.

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        Mother and Child

      New York: Harper & Row, 1954. First edition. Very good or better in a very good or better unclipped dust jacket. This copy inscribed and signed by Dorr on the frontis. Laid in is the original, exceptionally uncommon 4 page prospectus from the publisher. Tipped in are two brief notes, also tipped in is a 4 page note, "From the Author to the Reader" as well as the short note from the Dorr Foundation. A much better than usually encountered copy of this title, usually seen as the most personal of all Dorr's publications, and in this case nicely signed and containing the rare seen publisher's prospectus.

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        The Journal of Edwin Carp

      Hamish Hamilton, UK 1954 - 1st Edition 1954. A unique book signed by Ronald Searle to the front free end paper. The inscription is in black pen and reads; "Nov 19, 1954, Happy Birthday Fitz! with love & best wishes from Kaye and Ronald Carp." Below his inscription Ronald Searle has drawn a humorous picture of two amorous fish. Provenance: From the estate of Fitzwillliam Barrington. Ronald Searle and Fitzwillliam Barrington became close friends during World War II when both were captured after the fall of Singapore and incarcerated in notorious Changi Prison between 1942 and 1945. They both survived an horrific regime in the midst of which a lifetime friendship was forged. After the war Fitz (as he was known by his family and friends) worked for the publisher Max Parrish and was able to facilitate the publication of Searle's work. Searle reciprocated by giving his friend an inscribed copy of every book he had published. Numerous B/W illustrations by Ronald Searle. Book is near fine and bright. Contents good. The wrapper is very good++ and bright. Edges ligtly rubbed and snicked. More images can be taken upon request. Ref11564 Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hard Times

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1954 - First Edition, First Printing with the price 5/- in gilt at the base of the spine. A beautiful copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's horizontally ribbed cloth with minor wear to the edges. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Dickens First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lord of the Flies

      London: Faber & Faber, 1954: First Edition, First Printing. In Good condition, lacking the original dust jacket, though supplied with a later issue price clipped jacket. Lean to spine. Cloth shows spotted stains, fading to spine, wear at spine ends and corners. Previous owner name to front free end paper. Foxing to edge of page block, prelims and terminals. First printing.

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