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        Satchmo My Life in New Orleans

      New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., , 1954. Octavo. Original black cloth-backed grey boards, titles to spine gilt and to front board red, red illustrated endpapers, top edge red. With the dust jacket. With 16 plates. Spine rolled, edges faintly foxed. An excellent copy in the lightly toned jacket with sunned spine, some short closed tears and shallow chips to extremities, ink annotation to rear flap. First edition in English, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title in green ink, "Satchmo. To Mary, best wishes, from Louis Armstrong." It was originally published in France as Ma vie: ma Nouvelle Orléans, in 1952, and in Germany as Mein Leben, mein New Orleans, the following year. "The narrative moves from Armstrong's earliest memories of turn-of-the-century New Orleans to 1922 in Chicago: opening night at the Lincoln Gardens with King Oliver" (Carner). A well-written and evocative autobiography, decidedly uncommon and highly desirable signed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Die Gewerkschaften in der Sowjet-Union und in den Satellitenstaaten,

      Paris, 1954 - 45 S. ; Abb. ; 21 cm Exemplar im guten Zustand; Seiten alters- sowie papierbedingt gebräunt; K6224 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 400

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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        FROM A MILKWEED POD

      New York: Spiral Press, 1954. 1st edition, original illustrated paperwraps (as issued). Published as Frost's Christmas greeting for 1954, with a new poem by Frost and wood engravings by Thomas W. Nason. The present copy has the poet's personal imprint, and Frost has additionally signed the card in full "Robert Frost" in fountain pen ink immediately below his printed name. Frost Christmas greetings have become exceedingly scarce, especially when personalized with the poet's signature. Very minimal wear to this fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Mémoires de guerre EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Plon, 1954. Fine. Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Edition, one of the numbered copies on Alfa paper for each copy. autograph dedication of the author signed autograph of Charles De Gaulle to Jean-Bernard Badaire ... in memory of the great trials ... "on the first volume. Pale clear wetting at the feet of the back of three volumes, a slight hitch minor head back in the second volume. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa pour chacun des exemplaires. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Charles De Gaulle sur le deuxième volume au grand Résistant Alexandre Parodi. De Gaulle cite à plusieurs reprises dans ses Mémoires, cet ami fidèle et combattant de la première heure : "Alexandre Parodi, consacré par les grands services qu'il a rendus à  la République quand le danger était au plus fort" (Mémoires d'Espoir) Alexandre Parodi fut l'un des plus importants membres fédérateurs de la Résistance. Il constitue en 1942 le Comité des Experts en liaison avec Jean Moulin, auquel il succède en février 1944, à la tête de la Délégation Générale du Comité français de la Libération nationale (CFLN). Il devient ainsi le chef de l'administration clandestine, coordonne l'action des organisations de résistance et prépare l'avenir de la France. Elevé au rang de Ministre des territoires libérés par le Général de Gaulle en 1944, il organise l'insurrection parisienne et préside, à l'hôtel Matignon, le premier conseil des secrétaires généraux provisoires. Son rôle déterminant dans la libération de Paris sera mis à l'honneur dans le film de René Clément : Paris Brûle-t-il ? Le 25 aout, Il cède la place à De Gaulle et le 26 aout il descend les Champs Elysées à la gauche du Général avec Georges Bidault. Nommé Compagnon de la libération, il sera également un des principaux acteurs du nouveau gouvernement. Successivement représentant permanent de la France aux conseils de Nations Unis et de L'OTAN puis vice-président du Conseil d'État, Alexandre Parodi demeure l'une des personnalités politiques les plus respectées de son temps. Bel exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé du général De Gaulle à l'un de ses plus proches compagnons de lutte.

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        The Lord of the Rings trilogy:] The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King.

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954–5 - 3 volumes, octavo (225 x 145mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, "Eye of Sauron" to front boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a matching leather entry slip case. An excellent set. Each volume has a map illustrated by the Author. First editions, first impressions. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Live and Let Die.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1954. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and roundel to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, contents lightly toned, small stain to foot of spine. An excellent copy in the toned jacket with rubbed and nicked extremities and minor loss to spine ends, not affecting text. First edition, first impression, in the first issue jacket without the design credit slug to the front flap. The earliest dust jackets issued made no mention of Kenneth Lewis and at some point the need was recognised to credit his work. A stamp was made and as a stopgap existing jackets were overstamped beneath the blurb on the front flap. This slightly amateurish solution was swiftly abandoned and the jacket was reset and reprinted to include the Lewis credit. Copies of the first impression exist with all three states though we note that the third state dust jacket may readily be found on reprints and ought therefore be regarded with some suspicion.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LORD OF THE FLIES

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.,. [1954]. cloth-backed boards.. Boards just a bit tanned, top edge of text block lightly foxed, a. very good copy in very good dust jacket with rubbing at spine ends. and corner tips and tanning to spine panel and along flap folds.. (#150553). First U.S. edition. The author's second book and first novel. "Civilization is only a veneer. Children left alone revert to a violent, primitive existence." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 251. Baron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-143. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-123. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 53. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1257-60.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Home Letters of T. E. Lawrence and his Brothers.

      Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1954. - 8vo. XVI, 730, (2) pp. With a frontispiece and 44 plate illustrations. Publisher's original blue cloth with giltstamped spine; dust jacket slightly chipped. First edition. - The letters of T. E. Lawrence, along with those of his brothers Will (William George) and Frank (Helier), both of whom fell in 1915 on the western front, writtten home to their family and here edited by the eldest brother, the physician Montagu Robert Lawrence (1885-1971). Thomas Edward's letters contain extensive accounts of his wartime operations in the Middle East. - A few pencil marginalia, otherwise a good copy. From the collection of Richard Border, Pulborough, with his autogr. ownership (dated 8 July 1954) on flyleaf. OCLC 3690672. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Aforesaid

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1954). First EditionFirst Printing. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt on green title blocks on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with the recto side of the frontispiece portrait of Frost spotted from humidity. Pages 41/42 and 43/44 show a two narrow 3/4" and gouges damage probably caused during binding. Without a dust jacket; however, the book is contained within a fair paper covered slip case with damage to the spine end of the case. One of only 650 signed and numbered copies with this copy signed by Frost and identified as copy number 632. 114 pages of text containing a collection of 66 of Frost's best loved poems. Published in celebration of the author's eightieth birthday.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        Local Color.

      Awali, Bahrain: [for the photographer],, c.1954. Landscape quarto (195 × 245 mm). Original comb-bound, black-coated heavy card boards, map design in white on black to the front board. 23 leaves of silk-finish photographic stock with black and white photographs printed both sides, another similar image mounted inside the lower board, and a contents listing, including technical details for each image, camera, exposure &c., inside the front. A little rubbed at the edges, contents remain excellent, overall very good. First and only edition, just one other copy traced in SOAS, miscatalogued under the unlikely name of "Holebtock", which on examination has fewer plates, but some different images, and is without the technical contents listing. The SOAS copy also lacks its lower board. Wonderful selection of well-composed and printed images of mid-twentieth century Bahrain. Contains attractive views, various trades and "types", includes a portrait of the Sheikh of Bahrain with Ibn Saud, and aerial views of Awali, the town founded in the 30s by the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) to house their HQ and foreign technical staff, and of Dhahran, Saudi HQ of ARAMCO. Approximate dating from the fact that the sheikh in the initial double portrait is Salman bin Hamad al Khalifa (1894-1961), who ruled 1942-61, and King Abdulaziz ibn Saud, with whom he is pictured, died in 1953. Also, the aerial images show the respective administrative "capitals" at a state development consonant with a date in the late 1940s to early 1950s, and the Fairchild K-20 used to take them was a high-quality, wartime military handheld model produced 1941-5, and therefore likely to be entering the army-surplus market around this time. We have been unable to find much background on Holdstock, beyond that he was a BAPCO employee in the Awali in the 1940s, and was a pretty good golfer, winner of the company's Kingsbury Cup in both 1940 and 1941, and the Russell Cup for 1941. Uncommon, and highly attractive visual record of the Gulf before the acceleration of its oil-fired modernisation in the latter part of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Race Rock A Novel

      New York: Harper, 1954. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth and black boards. Fine in Vg/F dust jacket. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Author's First Book.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King (3 Volumes)

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954 & 1955. First Edition; 2nd, 2nd and 1st printings (here called impressions), with The Return of the King being a 1st impression; Two Towers and The Fellowship of the Ring is are second impressions. In Good condition, lacking dust jacket. Lean to spines. Cloth is soiled and worn, with bleached splatter marks to spines. Previous owner details at front end papers. Edge of page blocks stained, with occasional staining to pages. All three maps intact at rears. Rare as such early printings.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Matisse: Portraits

      Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1954. First edition. Very good or better in a very good or better chemise. Copy #2485 of a stated 2850. Text in French. Original glassine over cover lithograph present and in very good condition. Original slipcase showing some very slight soiling, edgewear, else fine. Original lithograph present and in fine condition. Some minor and skillful repair to the spine of the textblock. All in all an extremely attractive copy of this title, a highlight among the artist's publications. Very nice indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      Works Publishing Inc. 1954 - First Edition, Fifteenth Printing. In Good condition. Musty odor to pages. Top two inches of front free end paper excised. Pages show some reading creases and a few pen marks toward the beginning of the text. A rare early printing of this A.A. cornerstone. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Hobbit

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. 1st Edition 5th or later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien George Allen & Unwin 1954. Sixth impression. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unmarked throughout, lightly toned spine. Covers VG+ in a VG+ price clipped seventh impression (1955) dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        The Long Goodbye

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Book itself in excellent shape. Jacket creased along edges with a few small chips at extremities, a few small pieces of tape on verso, price intact ($3.00). The Philip Marlowe mystery that formed the basis of the 1973 Robert Altman film starring Elliott Gould.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        QIAN GUO JI BEN JIAN SHE GONG CHENG ZHONG CHU TU WEN WU ZHANLAN TU LU: NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS EXHIBITION CATALOGUE.

      SUPERB CATALOGUE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS FOR 1954- - 1956 [Beijing 1954-1956 Qian Guo Ji Ben Jian She Zhong Chu Tu WenWu]. Blue stitched silk covers, blue indigo folding clothcase, bone clips, exceptionally clean copy, 27 x 38 cm.,FIRST SECOND PRINTING, LIMITED EDITION OF 1700 COPIES RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Hobbit

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. 5th or later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien George Allen & Unwin 1954. Sixth impression. Very small date inscription, lightly foxed edges. Covers VG+ in original pictorial dust jacket (stated sixth impression). Price clipped and with only light shelf wear.

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        Some Observations on the Nature of the Judicial Process of Supreme Court Litigation

      Philadelphia?]: Privately printed?, 1954?]. Original printed and sewn stapled wraps, a very good copy, now preserved in a modern 3/4 calf folding case, gilt lettered, 16 pages; four copies in OCLC Presentation copy of Justice Frankfurter's lecture read before the American Philosophical Society, with much on due process, on judicial restraint, and some penetrating comments on Justice Cardozo; inscribed "For Fritz Wiener / from his friend / FF

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Photo Albums and Scrapbooks from an American Family's Trip to Europe. "Holiday Abroad: Dec. 13, 1954 - Jan. 18, 1955" (Two Volumes)

      1954-1955, Wisconsin, England, Scotland, Germany, France, et al 1954 - Leatherette with ornate gilt-stamped border; two volumes, folio (390x285mm); contains about 300 original photographs (silver prints, various sizes, but average about 115x75mm) and as many (or more) ephemeral items, mounted to the recto and verso of pale grey leaves, much of it with handwritten captions beneath; interspersed with 30 typed diaristic essays (usually 2 to 5 pages, on the recto only, 215x330mm), each with an original ink sketch in color. Also includes 6 small cyanotypes. Photographs are nicely composed, exposed, printed, and arranged, and include landmarks and landscapes, airports and airplanes, cars, skiing, interiors, and candid snapshots of family and friends (tho these are in the minority -- and dad, Fred, who continued to work throughout the trip, is not shown). Ephemera includes immunization letters, airline memorabilia, bon voyage and holiday cards, postcards, newspaper clippings, maps, menus (including a cocktail menu), beer coasters, telegrams, hotel stationery, a program from Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" at Ambassador Theatre), and more. Compiled by Kathryn Meyer, the matriach of the family; her essays record her casual impressions of the culture (remarking on food, manners, and daily activities); astute observations of flowers, art, and architecture (including lingering evidence of, or recovery from, WWII); as well as historical anecdotes and context. A detailed account of a long journey from Chicago to London, Amsterdam, the Hague, Dusseldorf, Heidelberg, Zurich, St. Moritz, Paris, Ayr (Scotland), Hamburg, and Buxtehude. The Meyers include Frederick John Meyer (a potato chip king, who founded Red Dot Foods in Madison, Wisconsin, in the 1930s), Kathryn, and their teenage children, John (a student at Purdue) and Carol. This travelogue is remarkable for its detail, its appealing design, the style in which the family travels (they're obviously well-to-do), the things that remain the same (airports are exhausting, American Christmas is too commercial but nonetheless awesome), and the moments that make a trip unique (among other things, Fred winds up next to John Noble on his return flight home, having just been released after 10 years imprisoned in Russia -- a letter from Noble is included on the final page). The Meyers stay with John Sword at Craigweil House in Ayr, and Kathryn describes seeing a Bontemps bird for the first time, and includes numerous pictures of the house and Sword's famous collection of cars. From the expected (Big Ben! Parliament!) to the unexpected, these two rich volumes capture an enviable journey. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Preliminary Chart of the Farasan Islands principally from a compilation by Lieut. G. M. Stitt, R. N., H. M. S. "Dahlia" 1927.

      London, published at the Admiralty, 1954. - 1025 x 700 mm. Scale 1:206,000. Engraved chart showing the Farasan Islands, including tidal information, compass roses, soundings, seabed notations, currents, sandbanks, shoals, lighthouses and beacons picked out in yellow and red, inland elevations, detailing and buildings. Chart of the Farasan Islands, published at the Admiralty in 1929, revised in 1954. Signs of contemporary use. Folded.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Place de l'anthropologie dans les sciences sociales et problèmes posés par son enseignement

      Rare first edition for which he was not drawn to this leading copies reprinted printed small number of the collective work: Social Sciences in Higher Education published the same year.autograph dedication of the author autograph signed by Claude Levi-Strauss in English won the first cover plate.Some reading marks in red ink in the margins of some leaves, probably dedicatee.Marginally flat and slightly insolated not serious. Unesco Paris 1954 13,5x21,5cm agrafé

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        Original Signatur und s/w-Foto, beides unter Passepartout montiert.

      Gesamtgrösse (HxB) ca. 25x15 cm, Fotomasse: ca 14x10 cm.. Autogrammkartengröße: ca 4 x 9 cm. Jeweils Maße des Passepartoutausschnittes.. Das Foto zeigt Hemingway frontal, darunter die Signatur auf einem Kärtchen "with my best wishes Ernest Hemingway". Das Kärtchen mit kleineren, braunen Flecken. Schönes Exemplar dieser äußerst seltenen Signatur. 1954 erhielt Hemingway den Literatur Nobelpreis. Fine copy. The autograph by Hemingway is written on a card which is installed below a black and white photo. Rare.

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        Lord of the Flies

      London: Faber and Faber Ltd,, 1954. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine in white. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a red cloth solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Small ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine slightly cocked with some wear to the corners, occasional pencil marginalia. A very good copy in a jacket with chipping to the spine ends and corners and a repaired tear to the rear joint. First edition, first printing, primary or trial issue in the blue cloth binding, rather than the usual red. The primary issue is very rare, Gekoski & Grogan cite only four known copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The facsimile of Songs of Innocence

      Clairvaux, Jura: The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust,, 1954. Octavo. Original brown full levant morocco, titles to spine gilt, cream endpapers, top edge gilt. Housed in a marbled paper slipcase. 30 colour plates. A few minor scuffs to boards. An excellent copy. First facsimile edition, first impression. Number 48 of a limited edition of 1600 copies. The Trianon Press, in collaboration with The William Blake Society, produced a series of fine facsimiles of Blake's books based on copies in the Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress. These facsimiles were printed using the collotype process onto Arches rag paper matching that used by Blake and watermarked with his monogram. Colour was applied via collotypes and stencils by master-printers Beaufumé and Duval in exact facsimile of the originals. These beautifully produced books are now highly regarded in their own right.

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        The Dolmen Chapbook. A Miscellany in Twelve Parts.

      Dolmen Press November 1954-1960 - Twelve parts in the extremely rare original loose folded wrapper with an illustration by Eric Patton in red on the cover and titling in black, our folder is rather torn up the spine but still connected. One of very few complete sets. With the barely noticeable blindstamp of the Library of T.M. Ramsay on the folder. It is very rare to see all 12 chapbooks together, some issues being extremely rare and most being published in editions of only 250. The idea behind them was to reprint short texts with illustrations using various type formats and techniques within a uniform page size. Gibbings wrote expressing an interest in the work and sent his County Cork fable The Perfect Wife which was printed with his wood engravings. Miller writes: "The series gives a fair picture of the very personal interests which informed the Press at this time". Several of the chapbooks were issued later in special forms. The titles are as follows: 1. The Ballad of Jane Shore by Donagh Mac Donagh. Handcoloured cut by Eric Patton. In Polyphilus type. Nov. 1954. 2. A Wexford Carol. With a handcoloured design by Leslie MacWeeney. In Polyphilus type. Dec. 1954. 3. The Perfect Wifeby Robert Gibbings with wood engravings by the author. 240 ordinary copies. June 1955. 4. Thirty Three Triads by Thomas Kinsella, decorated by Pauline Bewick. In Caslon type. August 1955. 5. Death of a Queen by Thomas Kinsella, drawings by Bridget Swinton. In Poliphilus type. April 1956. 6. The Mines of Siberiay by Arland Ussher, designs by Nelson Paine. In Caslon type. May 1956. 7. The Loves of Bregog and Mullaby Edmund Spenser, handcoloured monotypes by Leslie MacWeeney. In Poliphilus type. Sept. 1956. 8. O'Reilly by Richard Weber, typographic decorations by Liam Miller. In Caslon type. June 1957 9. Irish Elegies by Padraic Colum, deivce by Liam Miller, In Poliphilus type. October 1958 10. Angel Songs, translated by Rhoda Coghill from Rilke, decorations after woodcuts by Albrecht Durer. In Hammer Uncial type. December 1958. 11. A Gaelic Alphabetby Michael Biggs with a note on Irish lettering by Liam Miller. In Perpetua type. March 1960. 12. Moralities by Thomas Kinsella, designs after Durer. In Janson type. Only 175 copies, March 1960.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS, ABA, ILAB]
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        Poemes en Prose: Les Bruits de la Nature; Le Centaure; La Bacchante; Japanese Vellum Edition of 15

      Verona: Officina Bodoni Editiones Officinae Bodoni, 1954. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. Renzo Sommaruga. 56 pages, 25 x 16.5 cm. One of only 15 copies on imperial Japanese vellum paper (the other 105 copies on Fabriano paper), in a possibly unique binding, either the publisher's copy, a gift or special order from the press. This copy was bound by the publisher in full aqua-blue morocco with the Bodoni device stamped boldly in gold on the top board. Spine lettering also in gold (smooth spine, no bands, the house style for Bodoni), top edge gilt. The paper spine label found on the other 14 copies is laid down at the back but appears never to have been pasted on to begin wiith, again suggesting a custom binding at the time of publication. Additional matching gray moire silk panels added as insets on the inside boards and full silk pages before and after the textblock blanks. The entire production is solidly near fine, a little natural darkening in the leather, boards and contents completely fresh. Signs of pencil catalog information on top right corner of first blank (small abrasion) and on bound-in silk board. Matching slipcase with formed ends tipped with matching blue morocco over marbled boards (again, the house style), near fine, trivial shelf wear . This binding is not mentioned as a variant in Mardersteig's bibliographic account of his press but was obviously done at publication. A truly beautiful book and a very great rarity of the press, possibly unique in this binding. Mardersteig was arguably the greatest pressman of the 20th century and this is as fine as anything he produced. Extra title page etching of a centaur by Renzo Sommaruga, printed on Fabriano bound between added pages of japanese vellum. No copies of the imperial japanese paper edition at auction in the last thirty years and, of course, none in this binding. Mardersteig 107.

      [Bookseller: Joseph Rhea, Bookseller]
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        [The Lord of the Rings:]

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd,, 1954-1955. The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King. 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spines, top edge red. With the dust jackets. Housed in a custom made quarter black morocco solander box, spine decorated with coloured leather onlays of the Ring and the Eye of Sauron, marbled sides. Folding map at the end of each volume. Fellowship in price-clipped jacket, all jacket spines and periphery of panels toned, a few nicks and chips, spines of Two Towers and Return slightly rolled. A very good set. First editions, first impressions, first state of Fellowship (with the signature mark "4" present and the lines of type "sagging" in the middle). 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 cinema.

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        FETE DE CELESTEVILLE

      - DE BRUNHOFF,LAURENT. LA FETE DE CELESTEVILLE. Paris: Hachette (1954). Folio (10 1/2 x 14 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine. 1st edition. Illustrated with wonderful and vivid color illus. on every page by the author. Scarce in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Féerie pour une autre fois II Normance EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1954. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1954, 14x21cm, relié sous chemise et étui. - First edition, one of 45 numbered copies on Holland paper, leading copy. Signed autograph from the author to his friend Pierre Duverger, only photographer to have made color plates of Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Blue paper cover large lightened spine as often. Bookplate pasted at the bottom of the half-title page. Our copy is presented in black shirt half morocco, spine with five nerves, date and tail edged black morocco case, all prepared by Goy & Vilaine. --- 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 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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        Find a Victim

      New York Alfred A. Knopf 1954 - Signed First Edition of "Find a Victim" MACDONALD, John Ross. Find a Victim. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. First edition. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Small octavo. [vi], 215, [1, colophon] pp. Patterned paper over boards, original dust jacket. Some rubbing to jacket, very tiny chip on rear of jacket at top, with two small creases nearby, some rubbing to book. Still, near fine. HBS 67411. $3,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de guerre EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Plon, 1954. Fine. Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Edition, one of the numbered copies on Alfa paper for each copy. autograph dedication of the author signed autograph of Charles De Gaulle to Jean-Bernard Badaire ... in memory of the great trials ... "on the first volume. Pale clear wetting at the feet of the back of three volumes, a slight hitch minor head back in the second volume. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa pour chacun des exemplaires. Envoi autographe signé de Charles De Gaulle à Jean-Bernard Badaire : ... en souvenir des grandes épreuves..." sur le premier volume. Pâles mouillure claires en pieds des dos des trois volumes, un léger accroc sans gravité en tête du dos du second volume, un petit manque angulaire en pied du premier plat du premier volume.

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        Le Ballet.

      Hachette 1954 - 378 pages : illustrations (part mounted color) portraits ; 32 cm. Bound in publisher's red cloth with white graphic of ballerina. Joints and hinges professionally restored and original spine rebacked. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Color lithograph by Picasso present. Gift inscription to title page. Small ink stain on bottom margins and page ends affecting pages up to dedication page, more pronounced on frontis plate and title page (as photographed). Illustrations by Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec. Ballet en France du quinzieme siecle a nos jours. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La introducción del Humanismo en Portugal

      Madrid, Universidad, 1954. 4to.; 35 pp. Cubiertas originales.

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        La actividad de España en Marruecos desde principios del Siglo XIX hasta la Paz de Tetuán de 1860. (1800 - 1860)

      Madrid, Cuadernos de «Historia de las Relaciones Internacionales y Política Exterior de España», 1954. 4to. alargado; 140 pp. Cubiertas originales.

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        En torno a la Paz de Valençay (1813)

      Barcelona, 1954 (Extraído de: "Estudios de Historia Moderna" IV). 4to. mayor; 48 pp. Cubiertas mudas en cartulina.

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        The mermaids of Japan

      Tokyo: Kanameshobo Co.. 1954. "First edition, sm 4to, unpaginated; foreword by Holloway Brown, black & white photographic illustrations; inscribed by the author on half title (dated 1961, Honolulu); covers lightly worn and a bit warped at fore edge, jacket is chipped and worn at edges with a small section on upper cover peeled away, otherwise very good in original blue cloth lettered in white on upper cover and spine, pictorial dust jacket. An interesting photographic essay on the Japanese Ama (""sea woman"") women who live on the rocky southern coasts of the Japanese islands and spend their life diving undersea. "

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        Electre ou la chute des masques

      Plon 1954 - - Plon, Paris 1954, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Raboliot

      1954. relié. Bon état. Editions Vialetay, 1954. Fort volume grand in/4 reliure signée Blaizot en plein maroquin havane, dos lisse à titre doré sous étui, doré sur tête, tranches non massicotées, illustrations : 30 pointes sèches originales de Gaston Barret, Monod 5262. Tirage à seulement 249 exemplaires, celui-ci sur Auvergne à la main comprenant une suite en bistre avec remarques sur Lana et deux planches refusées. Un très bel exemplaire. Cet ouvrage paru en 1925, est tout à la fois un hymne à la nature solognote, terre d?'élection de l?'auteur, et l?'émouvante et âpre aventure d?'un homme que son instinct de chasse pousse hors des lois et qui suscite les haines, où sont parfaitement mis à profit ses dons poétiques de conteur et son humanisme.

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        The Dolmen Chapbook. A Miscellany in Twelve Parts

      Dolmen Press, November 1954-1960. One of very few complete sets. Twelve parts in the extremely rare original loose folded wrapper with an illustration by Eric Patton in red on the cover and titling in black, our folder is rather torn up the spine but still connected. One of very few complete sets. With the barely noticeable blindstamp of the Library of T.M. Ramsay on the folder. It is very rare to see all 12 chapbooks together, some issues being extremely rare and most being published in editions of only 250. The idea behind them was to reprint short texts with illustrations using various type formats and techniques within a uniform page size. Gibbings wrote expressing an interest in the work and sent his County Cork fable The Perfect Wife which was printed with his wood engravings. Miller writes: "The series gives a fair picture of the very personal interests which informed the Press at this time". Several of the chapbooks were issued later in special forms. The titles are as follows: 1. The Ballad of Jane Shore by Donagh Mac Donagh. Handcoloured cut by Eric Patton. In Polyphilus type. Nov. 1954. 2. A Wexford Carol. With a handcoloured design by Leslie MacWeeney. In Polyphilus type. Dec. 1954. 3. The Perfect Wifeby Robert Gibbings with wood engravings by the author. 240 ordinary copies. June 1955. 4. Thirty Three Triads by Thomas Kinsella, decorated by Pauline Bewick. In Caslon type. August 1955. 5. Death of a Queen by Thomas Kinsella, drawings by Bridget Swinton. In Poliphilus type. April 1956. 6. The Mines of Siberiay by Arland Ussher, designs by Nelson Paine. In Caslon type. May 1956. 7. The Loves of Bregog and Mullaby Edmund Spenser, handcoloured monotypes by Leslie MacWeeney. In Poliphilus type. Sept. 1956. 8. O'Reilly by Richard Weber, typographic decorations by Liam Miller. In Caslon type. June 1957 9. Irish Elegies by Padraic Colum, deivce by Liam Miller, In Poliphilus type. October 1958 10. Angel Songs, translated by Rhoda Coghill from Rilke, decorations after woodcuts by Albrecht Durer. In Hammer Uncial type. December 1958. 11. A Gaelic Alphabetby Michael Biggs with a note on Irish lettering by Liam Miller. In Perpetua type. March 1960. 12. Moralities by Thomas Kinsella, designs after Durer. In Janson type. Only 175 copies, March 1960.

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        Some Observations on the Nature of the Judicial Process of Supreme Court Litigation

      Presentation copy of Justice Frankfurter's lecture read before the American Philosophical Society, with much on due process, on judicial restraint, and some penetrating comments on Justice Cardozo; inscribed "For Fritz Wiener / from his friend / FF". Original printed and sewn stapled wraps, a very good copy, now preserved in a modern 3/4 calf folding case, gilt lettered, 16 pages; four copies in OCLC. Privately printed?, Philadelphia?], 1954?].

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        Aria D'Italia: Espressione di Gio Ponti

      Daria Guarnati Editore - Milano, 1954-01-01. Paperback. Good. Signed. Signed with an italian note by the famous architect Gio Ponti on front wrap in red pen. Folio. Softcover. Good binding. Wear with loss to front wrap design. Chip loss to upper front corner. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Issue devoted to the work of Gio Ponti. Many illustrations in black and color and 12 pages on Gio Ponti

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        Picasso and the Human Comedy: A Suite of 180 Drawings by Picasso. November 28, 1953 - February 3, 1954

      NY: HARCOURT, BRACE and Company, 1954. Hardbound. VG+/ VG- minor chipping to extremities of dj, tenderness at spine folds, a superb copy overall. Reddish boards with colorpictorial design by Picasso, red dustjacket with silhouette and title. Unpaginated (approx. 200 pages) illustrated with 180 drawings of which 16 have been printed as color lithographs. ALL LITHOGRAPHS PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR. The French edition of this large book is known as (VERVE 29/30). A most pleasing copy of this rarity.

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        LE TARTUFFE [and] DON JUAN

      Nice and Paris: l'Imprimerie Nationale de Monaco, 1954. No. IX of XXV COPIES reserved for the collaborators and the friends of the artist (in addition to 700 regular copies) n. Hardcover. One of 25 Specials, with an Extra Suite of the Plates and an Original Watercolor. 241 x 191 mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2"). 4 p.l. 11-247, [1] pp., [1] leaf (colophon). No. IX of XXV COPIES reserved for the collaborators and the friends of the artist (in addition to 700 regular copies). Contemporary green crushed morocco by Jean Santin (stamp-signed on front turn-in), smooth spine with gilt titling, gilt-ruled turn-ins, pale green watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. With title page vignettes, frontispiece at the beginning of each work, and numerous illustrations in the text by Jean Gradassi, all hand-colored by the atelier of Edmond Vairel using the pochoir technique, WITH AN EXTRA SUITE OF THE 45 ILLUSTRATIONS bound after the text, and with AN ORIGINAL VERSION of an illustration from Don Juan INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST to "Madame Hicks" and identified by him on the verso, bound in at front. Pages ruled in red, two half titles printed in red. Joints a little rubbed, spine uniformly sunned, just a hint of soiling to the covers, otherwise very fine, the binding lustrous and the text immaculate. Done on high quality Japanese vellum, this is an especially pleasing deluxe edition--with richly colored pochoir illustrations--of two of Molière's great comedies. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière (1622-73), is generally credited with having "created modern French comedy by giving it a serious basis, where there had previously been little but farces and comedies of intrigue on Italian or Spanish models." ("Oxford Companion") Both works here caused great controversy upon their theatrical premieres. "Le Tartuffe" is one of the playwright's great masterpieces, telling the story of a religious hypocrite who uses his false piety to insinuate himself into the home of a benefactor and take over all of his property. It was decried for its calumnies against religion and was banned by the king from public performance in 1664. The libertine title character in "Don Juan" also mocks religion, primarily by his promiscuity and adultery, and this play, though popular, was suppressed by the authorities as well. The illustrations by Jean Gradassi (1907-89) capture the lascivious Tartuffe and swashbuckling Don Juan perfectly. The rich coloring was done by Edmond Vairel, known for the pochoir stencilling of one of the great livres d'artistes of the 20th century, Henri Matisse's "Jazz."

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        INFORMACION GRAFICA DE LAS BODAS DE ORO DE LA CAJA DE PENSIONES PARA LA VEJEZ Y DE AHORROS DE CATALUÑA Y BALEARES.

      - Album con numerosa fotografías originales del año de 1954. Todas van añadidas con una hoja de explicación. Las fotografías son de Foto Brangull. en total 139 fotografías. Medidas del Album 25x16 cms. Las fotografías 18x11 cms. En Blanco y Negro. Ejemplar dedicado a D. Miguel Salvador Allue. Director de la confederación de Cajas de Ahorros beneficas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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