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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition 1st Impressions, Custom Full Leather Fine Binding, with Slipcase

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. First Edition. Full-Leather. As New/No Jacket. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1954/55/56 1st US Edition. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published 1954. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published 1955, at only 1000 copies, the scarcest of all the original 1st edition 1 impression books. The Return of the King is a 1st impression dated 1956, 1st State with signature mark '4' and the infamous slipped type. All original maps (1st State) are present and in Near Fine condition. An extraordinary set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is fully rebound in Dark Forest Green Morocco Leather, all edges trimmed and gilded, with Gilt stamped design of Tolkiens original line drawing "The Gates of Moria", split between the spines of the three volumes. The set is further characterized by custom Marbled endpapers by Joan Ajala of Australia, silk ribbon markers, and is housed in a custom slipcase covered in marbled paper matching the endpapers of the books. This is a beautiful design, executed by one of America's premier binders. All are very clean and bright, without any foxing, and with no writing or signatures. Beautiful looking set, with a classic design. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. As New / No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        Electre ou la chute des masques

      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! Plon Paris 1954 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions with Original Dustjackets, and a Full Leather Custom Slipcase

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Original Cloth. Very Good Plus/Very Good. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. George Allen & Unwin, published in 1954, 1954, and 1955, the 1st UK Edition, all are First impressions. The Fellowship of the Ring, one of 1500 copies printed on July 29th, 1954, a First Impression. The Two Towers is a First impression, one of 2250 copies published November 11th, 1954. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955. This copy is the 1st State, as per Hammon & Anderson, with the signature mark '4' and having the slipped type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he has revised his original definition of the 1st state, from what was described in the Tolkien Bibliography, making this the later state. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, no tears or extra folds. All three books are in their original dustjackets, showing a modest amount of soiling along with a bit of tanning to the spines and a slight bit of fading to the red lettering on the spines. A small amount of chips or loss to the fold and spine tips of The Two Towers and The Return of the King the only faults noted. The dustjacket of The Fellowship is price clipped, the other two are not. The Fellowship has had some conservation and restoration to repair and strenghten the folds of the dustjacket, which were starting to split. No major infill, mainly just to strengthen the flap and spine fold areas, and to stop any further splitting. The other two dustjackets are untouched, with minor rubbing and a small bit of loss to a few area's, mostly around the folds. The Fellowship has a previous owners name to the front free endpaper, no other markings or writing, to any of the books. The front endpapers show a light amount of offsetting on all three books. The text blocks are all clean, bright and tight, without any internal foxing or markings. The gilt is slightly dulled but untarnished on the Two Towers, while the Fellowship and Return are clean and bright. The boards are very clean and unmarked, with very light shelf wear on the bottom edge, A couple of lightly bumped corners and a minor scuff to the boards of the Fellowship, the only minor faults. A fantastic set of First Editions of this classic of fantasy literature, with a custom full leather slipcase, to protect and house these 'precious' books. Any questions, please feel free to ask. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good.

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        A Fable

      Random House 1954 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 1000 copies. This copy is authentically SIGNED by William Faulkner on the limitation page. The book is bound in the original publisher's cloth with minor wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the original publisher's slipcase that has some wear. A collectable copy at an affordable price. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions with Original Dustjackets, Leather Slipcase

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Original Cloth. Very Good Plus/Very Good. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. George Allen & Unwin, published in 1954, 1954, and 1955, the 1st UK Edition, 1st impressions. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954. One of 1500 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954. One of 2250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955. This copy is the later state, with the signature mark '4' and having the 'slipped' type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he has revised his original definition of the 1st state, from what was described in the Tolkien Bibliography, which is the same as this copy, but now this is considered the later state. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, no tears noted, but the Fellowship shows some misfolds. Both the Fellowship and The Two Towers have the 1st state point map with the red dot off the coast of Umbar. The books show some only the lightest bit of soiling with the boards showing clean and bright. Gilt titles, author and publisher are still bright though slightly tarnished, some light rubbing to the edges, one bumped corner to the Return of the King. A little rubbing and shelfwear to the bottom of the boards, with the spine tips a little pushed and rubbed as well. All three books are in their original dustjackets, which are not price-clipped. The dustjackets are all moderately soiled, with some tanning and fading to the red lettering on the spines. The red topstain is clean and unfaded on The Fellowship and The Return, while the Two Towers shows some fading. Previous owners name to the front free endpaper of The Fellowship and The Two Towers, no other writing in any of the books. The endpapers show a moderate amount of offsetting on the The Fellowship and Return of the King, with no offsetting to the Two Towers. No foxing noted in any of the books. The dustjackets are not price clipped, and they show some minor loss to the edges, mostly to the flap folds and spine tips. They have a number of small closed tears to the edges, the largest to the top of the spine area on the Two Towers, effecting the 'J.R.' of the authors name. No repairs or restoration to these original dustjackets, completely unsophisticated. The text blocks are all clean and bright, without any internal foxing or markings. A highly sought after set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good.

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        Casino Royale

      New York: Macmillan 1954, 1954. Pp.176. Bound in original dark green cloth boards in the pictorial dustjacket designed by Leo Manso. Priced to the front flap ($2.75) but with both corners clipped, as was the publisher's method. Both book and wrapper show some wear and handling; rubbed to joints, frayed to spine ends, but with no inscriptions or significant defects. The red-coloured spine panel does not suffer from the usual heavy fading. A used but presentable copy.

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        Probleme der Lyrik., Vortrag in der Universität Marburg am 21.August 1951.

      Wiesbaden, Limes Verlag, 1954 - 48 Seiten die Broschur gering berieben, am Rückdeckel mit kleinem Fleck und kleinem Randanriß, Buchblock sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz von Benn voll signiert und datiert ( 15. VIII. 55 / Flensburg), mit dieser Schrift wurde Benn erstmals nach 1945 in der deutschen Öffentlichkeit wieder wahrgenommen und bestimmte die Lyrik-Diskussionen für einige Jahre. Gottfried Benn (* 2. Mai 1886 in Mansfeld, Brandenburg - + 7. Juli 1956 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Arzt, berühmter Dichter und Essayist. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 82 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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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. .

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        The conquest of Everest. With a chapter on the final assault by Sir Edmund Hillary. Foreword by H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh

      New York, Dutton, 1954 [®1953] - Subjects: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal). Asia -- Mount Everest. Notes: Originally published in London in 1953 under title: The ascent of Everest.Description: xx, 300 pages illustrations (some color) portraits, maps 23 cm. Flat-SIGNED by Sir Hillary on the title page. Fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 300 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Waiting for Godot Tragicomedy in Two Acts

      Grove Press, New York 1954 - A crisp fine first edition copy, black cloth with silver/gilt lettering to spine. The original jacket in mylar with price of $4.75 has a touch of wear to spine ends/corners. A tight, square unmarked copy in unclipped original jacket, housed in a fine custom clamshell box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fahrenheit 451

      UK: Rupert Hart-Davis. London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy. Price-clipped. A little foxing to the page block edges, offsetting to the endpapers. Some wear to the corners and spine tips on the jacket. Nice to see an unfaded spine though. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1954.

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        Grunewald: Mathis Neithart Genannt Gothart

      Leipzig: E.A. Seeman Verlag. (1954). Second edition. Small folio. 41pp; 38 plates. Blue cloth boards. Text in German. About fine in very good dustwrapper with a chip on the rear panel. Both the front fly and the front panel of the jacket display original drawings (probably portraits of Zulch) by noted Italian artist Pietro Lazzari, a member of the Italian Futurist Movement who eventually settled in the U.S. The drawing on the front fly is Signed, the drawing on the front panel is not. Lazzari is well represented in important museums. .

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        Farouche à quatre feuilles.,

      Paris, Edition Bernard Grasset, 1954 - 2 Blatt 139 (1) Seiten 6 Blatt Einband in Folie eingeschlagen, Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortitel mit den Signaturen aller 4 beteiligter Schriftsteller und Autoren; André Breton (1896-1966), frz. Schriftsteller, wichtigster Theoretiker des Surrealismus, (Beitrag: Alouette du parloir), Lise Deharme (1898-1979) (Beitrag : Le vrai jour), Julien Gracq (1910-2007) (Beitrag: Les yeux bien ouverts) und Jean Tardieu ( 1903-1995) (Beitrag: Madrépores ou L`Architecte imaginaire), Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 285 Kl.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen, mit zwei Rückenschildern, [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Hobbit Or There and Back Again.

      London George Allen & Unwin Ltd 1954 - 8vo. Reprint. Second edition, sixth impression. First published in 1937. Original green cloth. Illustrated by the author. Cloth very slightly faded on spine and rear board. D/w spine darkened. Near fine in near fine dust-wrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Windows [SIGNED]

      Aix-en-Provence: Privately published, 1954. 1st Edition . Very Good+. 6.5 x 9.75 inches (16.5 x 24.5 cm). Signed by Author. Limited Edition 29 of 30 copies with an original illustration signed by the artist. Hardback

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      (WARHOL, ANDY). Warhola, Julia & Andy Warhol. HOLY CATS BY ANDY WARHOL'S MOTHER. NP (New York). ND (1954).: NP (Self-Published), First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated Boards. Artist's Book. Good +/No Jacket - As Issued. np (44pp), 20 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Holy Cats by Andy Warhol's Mother" is a whimsical, mid-fifties collaborative effort privately published by Andy Warhol. This quaint tome tells the tale of beloved departed family feline Hester cavorting with the other cats and angels in Heaven. Its charming drawings are in black ink reproduced on various brightly colored and coated papers, with the lettering clearly executed by Julia Warhola. Andy adored his mom's penmanship, and since she did not speak English fluently, he would often write out captions himself for her to then copy in her inimitable style for many of his early books and commercial jobs of the period. While the illustrations bear a marked resemblance to those of Warhol's "25 Cats Named Sam and One Blue Pussy" portfolio of 1954, the content of "Holy Cats by Andy Warhol's Mother" is most frequently attributed solely to Julia Warhola - hence the title. An internally most handsome example of this uncommon, wildly fragile title showing notable age-toning and soiling to its off-white illustrated boards along with some typical cracking along the spine due to the binder's use of cheap, brittle mucilage to glue the paper to the boards. In addition, there is a small brown stain to the bottom edge of the inside rear board that has transferred to the rear endpaper. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 023982

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        SWEET THURSDAY [The Dedication copy]

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Under Milk Wood

      London: Dent, 1954., 1954. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's light brown cloth in original dust-wrapper. A crisp, clean, fine copy which is slightly rubbed to the crown. A most attractive example. The Swansea bard's 'Under Milk Wood' is a sensitive, often comic, examination of life in Wales. Another great Welshman, Richard Burton, who narrated the 1963 BBC Radio production, summised; 'the entire thing is about religion, the idea of death, and sex'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Container Corporation of America (Hrsg.): Greatest Ideas of Western Man. 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53 und 1953-54. Fifty-two Advertisments. 4 Mappen im Schuber mit jeweils 13 Blättern im Format 35,7 x 28,3 cm. (komplett)

      (1954?).. Zusammen 52 Tafeln.. Der Schuber mit Gebrauchsspuren, Die Mappen stellenweise leicht berieben, alle 52 Blätter in sehr gutem Zustand. Die Entwürfe zu Plakaten einer Werbekampagne der frühen 1950er Jahre stammen u. a. von Richard Lindner, Max Bill, Herbert Bayer, Jan Tschichold und Hans Erni.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat - Graphiken Klaus Altschäfl]
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      BROWN, MARCIA. (BROWN,MARCIA)illus. CINDERELLA or the little glass slipper freely translated from Perrault. NY: Scribner (1954 A). 4to (8 1/4 x 10 1/4"), cloth, Fine in VG dust wrapper (not price clipped, no award seal, small chips off top of spine and top of rear cover). First edition, first printing. CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER. Beautifully illustrated in color by Brown. One of the most difficult to find award winners,

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        Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1954., 1954. First Impression, First Issue, Second State. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper-covered boards, titled and decorated in gilt, with original dustwrapper crediting artist Kenneth Lewis to the front flap. A very good copy indeed with some toning the page edges, gilt to the covers slightly dulled, dustwrapper with some minor nicks to the extremities. The jacket is in the final proof-state with unclipped corners and correct spacing within the Irish Times quote on the rear panel. The front flap features a portion of the printer's guide colour marker-dot. This is the second state of the first issue, with Lewis' credit appearing 27mm below the final line of blurb on the front flap immediately below the blurb on the front flap, about two-thirds down. Gilbert A2a (1.2).

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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. .

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      New York and Berlin 1954 - 321 pages, 369 photographs of masterworks from West, Central,and East Africa. 3/4 decorated linen cover. This was, ".the first systematic survey of sculpture apart from the comparatively well-known work of West Africa. It is the finest comprehensive analysis of sculpture originating in the Sudan, North Congo, Northwest Nile area, Southwestern Ethiopia and of the little known work of East, South, and Central Africa."

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

      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..

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        A Hemingway "First" Born of the Strange Pleasures of Reading Your Own Obituaries: As Recorded in Ernest Hemingway's report on his African plane crashes. . . in the May 4, 1954, issue of LOOK

      NY: LOOK Magazine. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1954. 1. Portfolio. Advance Press Shetts prepared and distributed by LOOK Magazine preparatory to their publication of Ernest Hemingway's two-part memoir regarding the two plane crashes in which he and his wife Mary were involved, and in which preliminary reports indicated that they had been killed. Publisher's gray card portfolio wrappers and ten pages of text (two pages of Editor's Notes and eight pages of reprints from the magazine with B&W photographs). This is the first appearance of Hemingway's account of the crashes. Quite scarce. . Portfolio covers slightly bumped with one small closed tear, contents fine. NEAR FINE. . B&W Photographs. Folio 13" - 23" tall. (10) pp .

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        "Tollensetal". Öl auf Hartfaser. 73 x 92 cm, Rahmen der Zeit. Unten rechts signiert und datiert (19)87.

      . . Wolfgang Tietze 1954 geboren in Leipzig. .Tietze studierte von 1980 bis 1985 an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Direktstudium Malerei/Grafik, Abschlußdiplom bei Prof. B. Heisig. Zahlreiche Ausstellungen und Ausstellungsbeteiligungen im In- und Ausland (Deutschland, Schweiz, Russland). 2003-2012 Lehraufträge an der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald. Messebeteiligungen: Art Cologne, Art Frankfurt, Art Zürich und Art Karlsruhe. Ankäufe des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutsche Bank Frankfurt a.M., KfW- Bank Frankfurt a.M., Pommersches Landesmuseum Greifswald, Kunstsammlung Neubrandenburg, Galerie Georg Nothelfer Berlin, Sammlung Verlagshaus Burda Moskau, Galerie Golder/Halm Locarno (Schweiz), apc - Galerie Fribourg (Schweiz), Galerie Schwarz Greifswald und in zahlreiche private Sammlungen. Arbeitet und lebt in Hohenbüssow / Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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        EigenhŠndiges kleines Musikmanuskript mit eigenhŠndiger Widmung und Unterschrift und Orig.-PortrŠtphotographie. Hollywood, 1954.

      - EntzŸckendes kleines Musikmanuskript (14 x 12cm): 1 Takt mit 2 Triolen. Lang de

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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      Paris: Denoël, 1954. First French Edition. First Printing of the French crime fiction duo's third novel, preceding the British edition by two years and the American by three. Octavo; blue photo-illustrated wrappers printed in black and white; 222pp, [1]. Wrappers lightly rubbed at extremities and joints, mild erasure to faint pencil notation at upper left corner of rear wrapper, a few minor stress creases to covers and several vertical ridges along the spine (practically unavoidable with Denoël titles, in our experience); a solid Very Good+ copy. Basis for the iconic 1958 film noir 'Vertigo' directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Barbara Bel Geddes. Not only is 'Vertigo' is widely recognized as Hitchcock's masterpiece, it is also routinely cited by AFI and Sight and Sound as one of the greatest films ever made. A title that is rarely offered in commerce, and for such an important film source book, it is surprisingly underrepresented institutionally; OCLC locates just four holdings in American institutions. An attractive copy of a fragile volume and cornerstone film source title.

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        Mr. Steele?s Apology for Himself and his Writings; Occasioned by his Expulsion from the House of Commons

      Printed and Sold by R. Burleigh. First edition.. Some early stains on the wrappers; title a little dust-soiled; a fine, remarkable copy in the original state.. Rothschild 1954; NCBEL II, 1115. 4to, original gray wrappers, stitched as issued, 88 pages, untrimmed. Folding map. Steele?s important account of the controversy that caused his expulsion from the House of Commons, with an autobiographical sketch of his life (often cited in other biographies) detailing his own writings and reviving some earlier attacks - in particular his polemic against the postponing of the demolition of the fortifications of Dunkirk harbor, an important matter in one of the many Treaties of Utrecht and to which the Tories were opposed. The folding map shows the plan of the harbor.

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        Casino Royale Signed Ian Fleming

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1954. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming Signed First Edition Jonathan Cape 1954. Third impression. No inscriptions, no foxing to edges, light spotting to early pages. Black cloth boards with heart motif near fine in the original dust jacket which has benefited from light restoration. Not price clipped and displaying 10/6 to front and back flaps. SIGNED BY IAN FLEMING on loosely inserted hand written invitation whilst aboard the RMS Mauretania. Typed and hand signed pre dinner drinks invitation (in French) from Ian Fleming to legendary fashion designer Christian Dior on 'RMS Mauretania' letter head - undated but believed to be circa 1948. There is a mention of Fleming travelling on the RMS Mauretania, along with rumours of his affair with fellow traveller Viscountess Rothermere, in the diaries of Sir Raymond Streat. The below is taken from 'The Diary of Sir Raymond Streat, Volume 2 1948: "Monday, January 5th On board R.M.S Mauretania. One day is much the same as another on board a great liner. There is consequently very little to add. Two evenings I have played bridge in the Captain's cabin with the Captain as my partner and Viscountess Rothermere and Ian Fleming as opponents. The gossip-mongers suspect an affair between these two, but it is no business of mine and they play bridge entertainingly." Has been certified as authentic by Rare and Signed .Com 'The world's leading memorabilia experts'. The Guardian.

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        Umfangreiches Konvolut von Schriften Max Benses darunter 3 Widmungsexemplare.

      . 1. Aesthetica. 4 Bände. DVA u. Agis, Stgt. u. Baden-Baden 1954-60. Mit Abb. Brosch. Leichte Gentsp. - Erstausgabe.;2. Rationalismus und Sensibilität. Agis, Baden-Baden 1956. 149 S. Brosch. Leichte Gebrsp.;3. Descartes und die Folgen. 2. Aufl. Agis, Baden-Baden 1955. 64 S. Brosch. Anstreichungen.;4. Ein Geräusch in der Strasse. Descartes und die Folgen II. Agis, Baden-Baden 1960. - Erstausgabe.5. Aesthetica. Einführung in die neue Aesthetik. Agis, Baden-Baden 1965. 348 S. Ln. mit Schutzumschl.;6. Vermittlung der Realitäten. Semiotische Erkenntnistheorie. 1976.185 S. Brosch.;7. Die Unwahrscheinlichkeit des Ästhetischen und die semiotische Konzeption der Kunst. 1979. 160 S. Brosch. Einige Anstreich.;8. Aesthetica. 2. erw. Aufl. 1982. 384 S. Brosch.;9. Axiomatik und Semiotik in Mathematik und Naturerkenntnis. 1981. 270 S. Brosch.;10. Das Universum der Zeichen. Essays über die Expansion der Semiotik. 1983. 214 S. Brosch. - Mit Widmung des Verfassers, datiert Juni 1985.;11. Repräsentation und Fundierung der Realitäten. 1986. 145 S. Brosch. Mit 4-zeiliger handschriftlicher Widmung des Verfassers.;12. Repräsentation und Fundierung der Realitäten. 1986. 145 S. Brosch. Mit 8-zeiliger handschriftlicher Widmung des Verfassers. u. einem beiliegenden privaten Foto von Max Bense.;13. Max Bense Bibliographie 1930 bis 1. Mai 1967.;14. Muster möglicher Welten. Eine Anthologie für Max Bense. Limes, Wiesb. ca. 1960. 167 S. Gr.-8°. Brosch.;15. Zeichen von Zeichen für Zeichen. Festschrift für Max Bense. Agis, Baden-Baden 1990. 368 S. Brosch.;16. Studiengalerie 1957-1979 im Rückblick. Stgt. 1979. Mit Abb. Brosch.;17. Vorwort in: Diet Sayler. Zeichnungen, Bilder, Fotos. Ausstellungskatalog 1978. Mit Abb. Brosch.;18. Nachwort in: Mira Schendel. Zeichnungen. Ausstellungskatalog 1967. Mit Abb. Brosch.;19. Rot. Hrsg. v. Max Bense. Heft 24, 30, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, u. 51. 20. Semiosis. Internationale Zeitschrift für Semiotik und ihre Anwendungen. Heft 1-56 (ohne 17,24,27,32 u. 54) in 43 Heften. 1976-89. Brosch..

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        Italian Food (In The First Issue Wrapper)

      The First UK Printing published by MacDonald in 1954.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD + condition.Light pushing at the spine tips,few minor marks to the covers and lower corners bumped.Gilt titling is slightly dulled.Text block and page edges are very lightly toned.The book is free from erasures and inscriptions. The very scarce fragile WRAPPER is in GOOD+ condition.It has edge wear,loss,closed tears and creasing - see images.The Renato Guttoso designed wrapper still remains very presentable in the removable Brodart archival protector.Wonderful full page B/W illustrations throughout.David's third book and the last of the iconic trilogy that had such a huge influence on english cookery.A very scarce book and at the time of listing the only available copy in wrapper.

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        Zoo Quest to Guiana [with] Zoo Quest for a Dragon [with] Zoo Quest in Paraguay [with] Quest in Paradise [with] Zoo Quest to Madagascar [with] Quest under Capricorn. THE 'ZOO QUEST' SERIES COMPLETE IN DUSTWRAPPERS

      6 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispieces and very numerous coloured and monochrome plates throughout; original cloth (green / red / green / red / blue / green respectively), gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean set in dustwrapper. A remarkably bright, fresh set in the original colourful wrappers of Attenborough's earliest books, recording his 'Zoo Quest' animal - foraging expeditions in many different territories. Well - illustrated and delightfully written, these early titles display much of the talent and infectious charm that has since made their author a naturalist, broadcaster and presenter of world renown. The series captures well the appeal of his first - ever television series 'Zoo Quest' that ran on the BBC from 1954 - 1964. It also gave rise, incidentally (in those far - off pre - computer days), to a highly popular board game! The sequence comprises 'Zoo Quest to Guiana' (1956), 'Zoo Quest for a Dragon' (1957), 'Zoo Quest to Paraguay' (1959), 'Quest in Paradise' (1960), 'Zoo Quest to Madagascar' (1961) and 'Quest under Capricorn' (1963). Two omnibus volumes of extracts were published for a new generation of readers in the 1980s. COMPLETE SETS IN THIS CONDITION ARE SELDOM OFFERED FOR SALE.

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        Live and Let Die

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1954. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming First Edition First State Dust Jacket First Impression Jonathan Cape 1954. No inscriptions, no stamps or marks, no browning or foxing. Embossed gilt still very much bright, covers unmarked and near fine in original first state dust jacket which has no restoration or repairs and isn't price clipped.

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        The Lord of the Rings Being: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954, 1954, 1955., 1954. FIRST EDITIONS, First impressions, First Issue with signature '4' and dropped text present to p.49 of The Return. 3 volumes. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spines, red tint to top edges, in original dustwrappers. A used set, showing some general handling, spine leaning etc. Jackets are rubbed, with some chips and tears, and show some soiling to the spine panels. Reverse side of Return jacket with some gummed brown paper, some cloth covers discoloured. An inexpensive set of the trilogy. Hammond & Anderson [A5], listed in Time Magazine; 100 Best Modern Novels. Book Collector No.274, p58-9.

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        The Passport ****** An extraordinary specimen with an elegant Saul Steinberg presentation for Paul Rand, "To Paul, Saul 1954". Two later additions are laid-in by Rand including two juxtaposed, connected Paul Rand original pen & ink drawings, done with visual wit on a 161 x 215 mm sheet of ordinary copy paper in black & white with touches of red and green. On the rear are three pen & ink notes in Rand's clearest handwriting on modern formalism. The 'mental geographies', full of space and incident, are the work of a brilliant, mature artist and beautifully complement Saul Steinberg's drawings for "Passport". Like Paul Rand's other private drawings done for pleasure, they are unsigned and undated. ******

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1954 - SECOND ADDITION: The stapled booklet with checklist for the first museum retrospective for Saul Steinberg, held at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1978), a color reproduction of "Dancing Couple" (a 1965 mixed media work) on the wrappers' upper side, complete, as 15 pages, with introduction by Harold Rosenberg and a 257 items checklist. PRESENTATION: carefully done on the half title page, three spaced short lines in dark gray ink. CONDITION: Presentation: Excellent, half title page with trace top edge wear. / Original Drawings: Good: inks bright, vertical center fold line with slight soiling, scattered stain spots, all-over fingering, tips with trace wear, a gentle bottom corner crease. / Exhibition Checklist: Near Fine, wrappers lightly bowed at fore-edge. / Book: Pages: Excellent. / Boards: lower side with light soiling, crown and foot lightly bumped. / Binding: solid and reliable. / Endpapers: front with toning in gutter. / Jacket: Upper side with light soiling, a top edge crease with tiny chip, slight corner wear; lower side with some soiling, residue near head, top and bottom edges with slight wear; spine with slight crown & foot wear. SIZE: 311 X 233mm (12.25 x 9.17 inches). PAGINATION: Complete, pages not numbered but 224 pages with 350 drawings, double-page and full-page, selected by Steinberg from works made 1949-54, 240 published for the first time, (110 previously appeared in magazine issues, 79 in New Yorker), some with color, one in sepia, and featuring several remarkable mixed media works with photographs re-worked with a drawing. FORMAT: Publisher's putty cloth boards, upper side stamped with a Steinberg black line drawing; pictorial jacket with different Steinberg works reproduced in color on each side; book quarto sewn with endpapers reproducing in color a double-page Steinberg drawing. PAUL RAND DRAWINGS: While both drawings have their own visual syntax, they share a method of using juxtaposition as a narrative technique and establishing a multiplicity of connections between the edges of the picture and the center. The 2nd drawing is rotated 90 degrees clockwise in the visual plane from the viewer, emphasizing that two very different worlds are portrayed. The first drawing is a world-out-of-dream, really, the mapping of a dream in which the dreamer, lying on a couch, as in analysis, has his dream recorded and projected by an Alfred Hitchcock head using an optic device. The narrative in the dream is dichotomy, sexual dichotomy-the two genders and their history-and includes the Edenic metaphor of the apple. The further the distance from the dreamer, the freer the images become. The second drawing is a view of the world of commerce and requires the viewer to turn towards it. Unlike the dream drawing, the drawing of the world of commerce can be viewed from 3 sides, signified by a staring figure or head at 3 of the corners. The composition roots itself in position and direction, a number series, 1,2,3,4, a compass, a figure pointing to an automobile leaving the picture frame, atlas repeated twice, the number 2 repeated 5 times along 2 diagonals, headed by the number 5. The commerce drawing is an urban geography: automobiles move past and through the frame: an advertisement for Starkist Tuna appears like a billboard. At the center of the sheet is the only shared imagery, the word-Acquavella, e.g. Acquavella Galleries in New York City (est. 1921); the art gallery as an intersection or convergence of commerce and dream. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. MY LISTINGS: 1) Click my name in bookseller field. 2) Click bookseller-payment information. 3) Click my name again. My exclusive listings can now be searched by catalog, keyword, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Derriere le Miroir 66 - 67 - 68 One of 50 copies signed and numbered by Chagall

      Special edition limited in 50 copies on Arches wove, signed and numbered by Chagall in ink pen. Issued on the occasion of his exhibition at Maeght Gallery in Paris in 1954. With 11 original lithographs by Chagall (9 in color of which one is a double page, 2 in B/W), very well preserved in a new slipcase. The most important DLM. Very rare. Ref: Cramer 24, Mourlot 93-103.

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        Reach For The Sky

      London: Collins,, 1954. The Story of Douglas Bader D.S.O., D.F.C. Octavo. Original blue boards, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 12 other plates. Jacket stained at head of back panel, otherwise a nice copy. First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Douglas Bader, 29/2/56". Above Bader's signature is the pencilled ownership inscription of "Jean Blackall, March 15th 1954" and a picturesque anecdote in her hand: "He [Bader] was one of our patients at Mr Mordaunt's in New Cavendish St in London. He swung a leg over the chair while signing my book". We believe that "Mr Mordaunt's" was a West End dental practice. Pasted to the rear free endpaper is a home made pocket containing newspaper clippings on Bader and the film of the book (including a cinema programme from the Odeon Bromley). Lewis Gilbert's film starring Kenneth More was released to enormous success in the same year as the book, and established the Bader legend. It is nice to find a signed first edition, most signed copies being later impressions.

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        Complete set of Ariel Poems including both Original and New Series

      London, England: Faber and Gwyer, later Faber and Faber, 1954. stiff paper wrappers. Ariel Poems. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. The Ariel poems were a series of 38 pamphlets that contained illustrated poems published by Faber and Gwyer and later by Faber and Faber. Printed at the Curwen Press. The first series ran from 1927 to 1931, with a second series published in 1954. Each numbered pamphlet had an illustrated cover naming the author and illustrator. Four pages were sewn inside the cover. The frontispiece had another illustration, usually multicolored. Following that page was the poem. Several authors and illustrators had multiple pamphlets.A complete collection of the Ariel Poems including the New Series. The pamphlets, in order, are as follows: 1.Yuletide in a Younger World by Thomas Hardy, drawings by Albert Rutherston 2.The Linnet's Nest by Henry Newbolt, drawings by Ralph Keene 3.The Wonder Night by Laurence Binyon, drawings by Barnett Freedman 4.Alone by Walter de la Mare, wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton 5.Gloria in Profundis by G. K. Chesterton, wood engravings by Eric Gill 6.The Early Whistler by Wilfred Gibson, drawings by John Nash 7.Nativity by Siegfried Sassoon, designs by Paul Nash 8.Journey of the Magi by T. S. Eliot, drawings by E. McKnight Kauffer (August 1927) 9.The Chanty of the Nona, poem and drawings by Hilaire Belloc 10.Moss and Feather by W. H. Davies, illustrated by Sir William Nicholson 11.Self to Self by Walter de la Mare, wood engravings by Blaire Hughes-Stanton 12.Troy by Humbert Wolfe, drawings by Charles Ricketts 13.The Winter Solstice by Harold Monro, drawings by David Jones 14.To My Mother by Siegfried Sassoon, drawings by Stephen Tennant 15.Popular Song by Edith Sitwell, designs by Edward Bawden 16.A Song for Simeon by T. S. Eliot, drawings by E. McKnight Kauffer (September 1928) 17.Winter Nights, a reminiscence by Edmund Blunden, drawings by Albert Rutherston 18.Three Things by W. B. Yeats, drawings by Gilbert Spencer 19.Dark Weeping by "AE", designs by Paul Nash 20.A Snowdrop by Walter de la Mare, drawings by Claudia Guercio 21.Ubi Ecclesia by G. K. Chesterton, drawings by Diana Murphy 22.The Outcast by James Stephens, drawings by Althea Willoughby 23.Animula by T. S. Eliot, wood engravings by Gertrude Hermes (October 1929) 24.Inscription on a Fountain-Head by Peter Quennell, drawings by Albert Rutherston 25.The Grave of Arthur by G. K. Chesterton, drawings by Celia Fiennes 26.Elm Angel by Harold Monro, wood engravings by Eric Ravilious 27.In Sicily by Siegfried Sassoon, drawings by Stephen Tennant 28.The Triumph of the Machine by D. H. Lawrence, drawings by Althea Willoughby 29.Marina by T. S. Eliot, drawings by E. McKnight Kauffer (September 1930) 30.The Gum Trees by Roy Campbell, drawings by David Jones 31.News by Walter de la Mare, drawings by Barnett Freedman 32.A Child is Born by Henry Newbolt, drawings by Althea Willoughby 33.To Lucy by Walter de la Mare, drawings by Albert Rutherston 34.To the Red Rose by Siegfried Sassoon, drawings by Stephen Tennant 35.Triumphal March by T. S. Eliot, drawings by E. McKnight Kauffer (October 1931) 36.Jane Barston 1719-1746 by Edith Sitwell, drawings by R. A. Davies 37.Invitation To Cast Out Care by Vita Sackville-West, drawings by Graham Sutherland 38.Choosing A Mast by Roy Campbell, drawings by Barnett Freedman New series. Each illustrated by a noted artist. In original mailing envelope. Prometheus. by Edwin Muir.illustrated by John Piper Nativity, by Roy Dunnachie Campbell,.illustrated by James Sellars The Other Wing, by Louis MacNeice, illustrated by Michael Ayrton. by Louis MacNeice The Winnowing Dream, by Walter De La Mare, illustrated by Robin Jacques Mountains, by W.H. Auden, illustrated by Edward Bawden Sirmione Peninsula by Stephen Spender, illustrated by Lynton Lamb Christmas Eve, by C Day Lewis, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone The Cultivation of Christmas Trees. by T S Eliot, illustrated by David Jones Some copies with soiled covers and/or slightly chipped edges. This collection also includes a hardbound edition of No. 3 in the first series, The Wonder Night, limited to 350 numbered copies. Covers are rubbed and scufed at edges and along spine.

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        Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1954., 1954. FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST ISSUE. Pp.240. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, stamped in gilt, with purple dust-wrapper. The gilt to the binding is unusually bright (often found dulled) and the edges are clean; ownership inscription to half-title. The jacket has some inoffensive rubbing, toning to the rear panel, some gentle wear to the crown of the spine. A very good to near fine copy. This variant example features the text 'author'sskill' with the spatial error within the Irish Times review, plus the small section of purple colour which has crept onto the front flap, as described in the bibliography, page 61. No inscriptions and no price-clipping. An attractive copy, housed in a custom-made clamshell box. ...Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr. Big - master of fear, artist in crime, and Voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition - he knows that Big is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem to the Everglades and on the Caribbean, 007 has realized that Mr. Big is one of the most dangerous men he has ever faced, and nobody,not even the enigmatic Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end. Gilbert A2a (1.1)

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        Springbok Story 1949 - 1953

      Beerman, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition, Inscribed by Author(s)The boards are marked and a bit worn. Some damp marking. Mils tanning. Soundly bound. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Rugby; Inscribed by Author(s). Inventory No: fw25.

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        Destination Unknown

      Collins Crime Club, London 1954, 1954. Espionage novel. UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF of the first edition. 8vo., Publisher's wraps with printed label to upper. Some toning; very good, housed in a custom-made cloth case, titled in gilt to the spine. Scarce format. Secret Service thriller from the Queen of Crime; When a number of leading scientists disappear without trace, concern grows within the intelligence agency. When the only possible lead dies in a plane crash, a British spy must persuade a potential suicide that if she must die, it may as well be in the service of her country.

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        Live and Let Die. (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1954., 1954. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST ISSUE. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, embossed in gilt, with purple dust-wrapper. Gilt to binding is not dulled (as often found), edges clean, without the usual toning. Jacket shows very minor handling and a touch of browning to the rear. An unquestionably fine copy. This variant example features the correct 'author's skill' text and the small section of purple colour which has crept onto the front flap, as described in the bibliography, page 61. ...Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr. Big - master of fear, artist in crime, and Voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition - he knows that Big is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem to the Everglades and on the Caribbean, 007 has realized that Mr. Big is one of the most dangerous men he has ever faced, and nobody,not even the enigmatic Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end. Gilbert A2a (1.1)

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        Pietro Annigoni

      B. T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st Edition, Signed by Illustrator(s)This collection of paintings by Annigoni - before his famous portrait of Queen Elizabeth II - is signed by the artist in 1957. It is inscribed: Londra LVII. The cover is protected with a clear cellophane wrapping. The dustjacket - like many of the text pages - is discoloured and marked by age and storage. The blue cloth cover has some storage discolouration along the bottom edges. The right hand edge has a small indentation. All four corners have small shelving indentations. The back cover has some glue residue marking at the top and the bottom edge. The front and end papers have discolouration. The illustration plates are free of discolouration, markings. Plate 42 is detached from the binding at the bottom spine edge. It also has a page width diagonal crease marking from the top spine edge to bottom right corner. The pages including plates 29 - 31 have pull markings along the spine. The book can be described as being in good condition throughout. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art; Signed by Illustrator(s). Inventory No: agji.

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

      Torchstream Books, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: very good +, First editionAn 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. Seferis also has inscribed the front free endpaper with a single line in Greek which he has underscored and under which he has drawn a series of arrows. Translated to English, the line written by Seferis appears to read "worship of sensual love on island of Cyprus" or "praise to worship of love on Cyprus" (We are seeking a more precise translation.) 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 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 Seferis under his 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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        Autographed Manuscript Signed

      1954 - Legendary African-American R&B songwriter who is, ironically, best known for having written the lyrics for Frank Sinatra's "Strangers In The Night" and later "Spanish Eyes." Original unpublished manuscript -- the lyric sheets for the song "Don%u2019t Pin No Roses On Me", 12.5 x 9.5 inches, 3 pages, yellow lined paper, with corrections and cross-outs different from the completed printed version with his composer co-writer Rose Marie McCoy credited, no date, circa 1954. Accompanied by the original printed solicitation sheet music that publisher Sid Prosen intended to send to vocalists and record company personnel, in an effort to get the song recorded. But something happened to make Prosen change his mind. The Library of Congress, ASCAP and B.M.I. have no entries for this composition and it was never recorded. A rare opportunity to acquire a composition written by a major songwriter while it was still a work in progress. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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