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        The Fellowship of the Ring

      Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1954. First American Edition / First Printing. Title page dated 1954. First Published in the US 1954 on the copyright. Blue cloth boards. Fold out map at the rear. Jacket unpriced as issued. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine, shelf wear. Owner inscription at the endpaper, minor crack at the rear endpaper gutter. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, shelf wear, chipping, tear at the spine. Age toning, rear flap disconnected. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Under Milk Wood.

      London: Dent, 1954., 1954. First Edition. Octavo. Publisher's light brown cloth in original dust-wrapper. Jacket chipped to crown else a crisp, clean, fine copy. A most attractive example. The doomed 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'.

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        Il falso e vero verde.

      Milano, Schwarz Editore, 1954. - circa 33,5 x 26,5 cm. 48 pages with 6 illustrations and 7 extra plates with lithographs by Giacomo Manzù Original softcover in hardcover portfolio and slip-box Number 65 of 193 (+XIV), fully signed by Manzu and Quasimodo. First edition on very elegant paper. - Only the slip-box somewhat rubbed or bumped, otherwise crisp and very nice. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Wedgwood Travel china - Five tea cups and saucers

      Wedgewood, 1954. The tea cups each have the hot air balloon design on the inside of the cup and the concentric black and blue lines on the outside which are matched on the rim of the saucers. The Wedgwood stamp 2D54 appears on the bottom of each saucer. Ravilious actually completed his Travel design for Wedgwood in 1938 but it was not produced until after the war, and Eric Ravilious's death, between 1952 and 1954.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        Original Signatur und s/w-Foto, beides unter Passepartout montiert. Gerahmt.

      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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Autogramm, signed, Signatur, Nobelpreis

      [Bookseller: AS - Antiquariat Schröter]
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        The Story of a Lifetime

      The Golden Cockerel Press. 1954. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Signed and limited first edition (ours is number 74 of 100 hand-numbered copies), 1954. Quarto, white sheepskin with gilt title on spine and gilt decoration on front cover housed in purple slipcase, illustrated, 93 pp., clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Near Fine slipcase, minor age- toning to the covers, a bit of bumping to tips of the slipcase.

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        LORD OF THE FLIES

      London: Faber & Faber Ltd 1954 - Faber & Faber Ltd. London. 1954. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, First Impression. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.1 inches). Finely bound in recent half red morocco leather with marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. A fine copy of this classic book in an attractive half leather binding. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition. Boards – very good condition. Page edges – good condition – some foxing. See above and photos Internally Hinges – very good condition – new end papers. Front paste down – very good condition. Front free end paper – very good condition. Title – very good condition. Pages – very good condition. Binding – very good externally and internally. Slight lean when the book is stood on its own. See photos [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS

      Limited Editions Club, New York 1954 - Four large octavo volumes (7-3/4" x 10-1/2") bound in full closely woven black linen with lavish gold leaf stamping and housed in two slipcases. The definitive translation of Sir Richard Burton. Additional notes in separate supplement volumes by Henry Torrens, Edward Lane and John Payne. Illustrated with 60 multi-colored miniature paintings by Arthur Szyk reproduced in six-color printing plates, his final work. Copy #39 of 1500. Issued unsigned. Monthly Letter laid in. Bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. Small rubbed spot to one spine and to one cover. About Fine in Fine slipcases and somewhat uncommon in this condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Jean Pauls sämtliche Werke. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe, 3.Abteilung (=BRIEFE): Band 1-9 ohne Bd.6

      Akademie-Verlag 1954 - 3483 Broschierte Ausgabe, Akademie-Verlag 1954-1964, ca. 3483 Seiten, 3.Abteilung (=Briefe von J.P.), Band 1-9 (ohne den in gebundener Ausgabe erschienenen Bd.6 - siehe hierzu unsere ArtNr. 59300) ## Bd1:1780-1793 mit 7 Tafelbildern (Seiten noch nicht aufgeschnitten), Bd.2:1794-1797 mit 10 Tafelbildern (Seiten noch nicht aufgeschnitten), Bd.3:1797-1800 mit 10 Tafelbildern (Seiten noch nicht aufgeschnitten), Bd.4:1800-1804 mit 7 Tafelbildern, Bd.5:1804-1808 mit 7 Tafelbildern, Bd.7:1815-1819 mit 6 Tafelbildern, Bd.8:1820-1825 mit 5 Tafelbildern, Bd.9:Nachträge/Berichtigungen/Ergänzungen/Register (Seiten noch nicht aufgeschnitten), ## Zustand: die Bände mit bereits geöffneten (aufgeschnittenen) Seiten weisen stellenweise Randmarkierungen bzw. vereinzelt auch Eintragungen mit Bleistift auf, Papier innen sonst sauber und ohne Flecken, Buchschnitt unregelmäßig (weil ungeschnitten) sonst guter Zustand, Einband aussen in gutem Gebrauchtzustand mit leichten Gebrauchs-/Lagerspuren (intern: 35B/OCKER/Geschichte+Literatur/TBA-3) *** Gewicht > 6 Kg *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 6500 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        In the Cause of Peace: Seven Years with the United Nations

      New York: The Macmillan Company 1954 - 8vo., blue cloth lettered in silver; dust jacket, soiled. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy, inscribed: "Prof. Dr. Philip C Jessup: Dear Phil - Thank you for all [the] friendly assistance in writing this book. As I told you my aspiration is that `In the Cause of Peace' will serve our common ideas and purpose - peace in this World. But who knows? I send both of you my respect and regards. Hope to see you very soon. Yours, Trygve, Norway, August 9, 1954," on the front free endpaper; Lie mentioned Jessup numerous times throughout the text. ---- A veteran U.S. diplomat, Jessup served as a judge on the International Court of Justice at The Hague. He also served as a U.S. representative to the United Nations General Assembly, and as a U.S. ambassador at large from 1949 until his resignation in 1953. During that time, he worked intimately with Trygve Lie, the first Secretary-General of the United Nations, as well with then-Secretary of State Dean Acheson. After Jessup was maligned by Senator Joe McCarthy for purported communist "affinities," General Dwight D. Eisenhower heralded Jessup's "devotion to the principles of Americanism." McCarthy's charges kept Jessup from being reappointed to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1951 but President Harry S. Truman made him an alternate delegate the following year. In "the Cause of Peace," Lie credited Jessup with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. A quintessential presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Sweet Thursday

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1954. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles and bird decoration to spine and front board in red and blue, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, a few faint marks to lower edge; an excellent, fresh copy in the bright jacket with slightly creased and rubbed extremities. First edition, first printing, hardback issue. It was published simultaneously in wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Temple Song

      (Frederic Prokosch), Stuttgardt 1954 - First edition. Marbled paper self-wrappers with printed gold foil label. 24mo. Faint vertical bend to the right hand extremities, else fine. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy 2 of 10 numbered copies in paper from Hannover. Inscribed by the author. Extra label tipped-in. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books." Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions," which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. *OCLC* locates four copies in institutions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and the Return of the King, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, with Custom Clamshell Case

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Original Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and the Return of the King, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, with Custom Clamshell Case. George Allen & Unwin, 1954/54/55 1st UK Edition. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published in July 1954. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published 1954. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published 1955, 1st impression, the later state with the slipped type and signature mark '4' on page 49, as per Wayne Hammond's revised opinion. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition. All three books are in their correct 1st impression dustjackets, in Near Fine condition. The Fellowship of the Ring has one small finger smudge to the front panel. The rear panel shows a pair of closed tears with minor associated wrinkle. The back flap has been folded and lightly creased at one time with associated wrinkles, no tears or loss. Only the lightest of soiling to The Two Towers who's previous owner has reinforced the edges of the dustjacket with archival tape. There is almost no rubbing and virtually no soiling to the Return of the King, no chips or loss, and positively no fading. None are price clipped, and show only the lightest of rubbing along the folds. No foxing and the most minor offsetting on the endpapers. The red cloth covered boards are clean and bright, without any tarnishing of the gilt or bumped corners. The text block is clean, bright and tight, without any internal foxing or markings. No previous owner's names or writing. The maps in The Fellowship and The Two Towers are the original, both without any tears or extra folds, also have the 1st state point with the red dot off coast of Umbar. The Return of The Kings map is also original and has no tears or extra folds. A beautiful, fresh collectable set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. 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. Near Fine / Near Fine.

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        L?OURS BRUN

      Grenoble, 1954. Deux forts volumes in - 4 brochés couverture rempliée, 904 p. L?illustration comprend 17 clichés au trait, 30 cartes en deux couleurs, 2 cartes en 3 couleurs, 209 héliogravures (4 radiographies et 8 microphotographies). Edition originale. Comme neuf. Tirage rarissime : exemplaire n°35 sur 60 tirés sur Japon extra blanc azur des papeteries Barjon. L?ouvrage le plus complet jamais publié sur l?ours brun. Ce considérable travail comprend 3 parties : HISTOIRE NATURELLE : Constitution et structure ; Mues ; Colorations ; Répartition en france et à l?étranger ; Longévité potentielle... - ETHOLOGIE : Milieu biologique ; Territoire et domaine vital ; Densité, nombre, population ; Nourriture ; Gîte, tanière, sommeil hivernal ; Ses ennemis... - CHASSE : Historique ; Armes, équipement ; Chasse à la piste, à l?affût, à la tanière ; Pièges, poisons, braconnage ; L?ours brun blessé ; Dangers de la chasse à l?ours brun ; L?ours brun du point de vue gastronomique et économique ; Trophées ; Chasseurs célèbres ; La chasse à l?ours brun dans les divers pays ; Parcs nationaux et réserves à ours brun dans les divers pays, etc. Très importante bibliographie in - fine. Ouvrage couronné par l?Académie des Sciences. Kaps, p. 63 - 64. Français broché DeCollectionCommeNeuf

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        YOUNG ADAM.

      The Atlantic Library no 6, Olympia Press., Paris and New York 1954 - The Atlantic Library no 6. One of the scarcer Olympia Press titles. Yellow wrappers printed in black. 190 pages. Back cover: in black NOT TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE U.K. OR U.S.A. | PRINTED IN FRANCE. A solid very good copy. Original price at the bottom of back panel has been rubbed out. Couple of short creases and light soiling to covers. Contents completely clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Farouche à quatre feuilles.

      Paris, Edition Bernard Grasset, 1954. 1. Auflage 2 Blatt 139 (1) Seiten 6 Blatt Kl.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen, mit zwei Rückenschildern, 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), Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Simplicissimus. Jahrgang (1) 1954 - 1967 (Jg.14 = Alles!!) Hrsg. von Olaf Iversen u.a. In 15 farbillustrierten, schwarzen Or.-Leineneinbänden, Rest in Or.-Heften. . Alle Hefte mit den jeweils farbigen Vor- und Rückteilen der Or.-Broschuren, Or.-Hefte ebenso.

      München, Simplicissimus 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967. Farbillustr. Or.-Leinenbände und Or.-Hefte. Gr.4to. ( 37x28 cm) Sehr schönes Exemplar. Es fehlt das Heft Nr. 30, im Jahr 1962. Mit Jahrgang 1 / 1954, Oktober - Dezember - startete die beliebte satirische Zeitschrift ihre Nachkriegskarriere: Heft 1 erschien am 9.Okt.1954. Erschien monatlich (1954); wöchentlich (1955-1963); vierzehntägig (1964-1967). Von 1954 bis 1967 erschien der Simplicissimus in München unter dem Verleger und Herausgeber Olaf Iversen bis Nr.37/1959 mit dem Zusatz \"Herausgegeben von Olaf Iversen\" ab Nr. 39/1959, nach Iversens Tod, mit dem Zusatz \"Neubegründet von Olaf Iversen\". In diesem Zeitraum finden sich u. a. Lithographien von A. Paul Weber. Als Zeichner arbeiteten u. a. Horst Haitzinger, Walter Hanel, Wigg Siegl, Manfred Oesterle und Josef Sauer für das Blatt. Im Jahre 1981/82 wurde ein Neustart versucht und 1997 gab es einen erneuten Versuch einer Neuauflage der Zeitschrift, eine Koproduktion von Berlin und Wien. Mitte des Jahres 1998 wurde auch sie wegen finanzieller Probleme eingestellt. Alle gebund. Jahrgänge in je 2 Or.-Einbänden, Jahr 1954 (=vollständig) in einem Band, sonst in je 2 Bänden. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Karel Marel]
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        LOS PLATILLOS VOLANTES Y LA EVIDENCIA.

      Editado Por Autor. 147 Paginas. 1954 - Con dedicatoria del autor a un amigo. Primer libro en España sobre ufología, editado por su autor con solo 1500 unidades. Muy dificil de encontrar. Size: 4º Menor. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Collected Poems.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, , 1954. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in silver, decoration to spine and front board in silver and copper, top edge yellow. With the pictorial dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Copper decoration to front board faintly dulled. A fine copy in a jacket with mild toning to spine panel. First edition, first printing, limited edition of 2,500 copies of which this is number 827.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Proper Marriage (Signed By The Author)

      A First UK printing published by Michael Joseph in 1954.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A little bit of pushing and creasing at the spine tips.Gilt titling remains bright.Very minor offsetting to the end papers and far less than commonly encountered.Book remains tight,clean and free from inscriptions.The WRAPPER is complete and in near FINE condition.It is nicked in places and has a couple of minor closed tears. The spine colouring is good and in particular the red lettering has only slightly faded which is a common issue with this title.The Peter Rudland designed wrapper artwork looks very presentable in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been SIGNED by the Author to the first blank end-paper: 'I hope you like this book', Doris Lessing'. The Nobel Laureate's fifth book and increasingly scarce to find with such attributes.Accompanied by photocopies of the correspondence between Doris Lessing and the inscription dedicatee explaining the inscription.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Contribution A l\'Etude lithologique du terrain houllier de Belgique. Les Roches stériles de la zone de Genk (Westphalien a superieur) aux charbonnages de Helchteren et Zolder (Campine). (= Volume Jubilaire Victor van Straelen - Extrait de Tome 1),

      Sonderabdruck, Brüssel 1954. 73 S. mit 9 Tafeln, Groß 4°, Original-Karton (Softcover), Einband leicht angerndert, Deckel mit Namensstempel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes, noch unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Belgien, Geologie, Gesteinskunde, Mineralogie

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Le Ballet. Avec la collaboration de Maria Luz. (Le ballet en France du quinzième siècle à nos jours) Litographie originale de Picasso.

      Arts du Monde Hachette, Paris 1954 Leineneinband mit transparentem Schutzumschlag, 378 Seiten, 3 Bl., als Frontispiz eine Originallithographie von Picasso (im Stein/Druck signiert), Einbandillustration v. Henri Matisse, 415 Abbildungen (Fotografien, Illustrationen, teilweise montiert), 31,5x23 cm (=4°), Schutzumschlag mit kleinen Fehlstellen am oberen und unteren Rücken, sonst guter bis sehr guter Zustand,Versand D: 6,00 EUR Theater, Tanz, Ballett, Kunst, Originallithographien

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        THE MOUSETRAP. A Play In Two Acts by Agatha Christie. Together with THE MOUSETRAP MAN by Peter Saunders.

      London: Samuel French Ltd; Collins. 1954 [1958] / 1972. First edition. Two volumes. Presentation copies from the author to Richard Attenborough. The Mousetrap is bound in blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board. A lovely near fine clean and bright copy with only light rubbing and bumping to the extremities. The contents are clean throughout. Inscribed by Agatha Christie in blue ink on the front free endpaper ?"For Dear Dickie / On our Sixth Birthday / in grateful appreciation / of your ?"Sergeant Trotter?" / from / Agatha [underlined]?". Together with Peter Saunders's autobiography The Mousetrap Man. Bound in the original black cloth with white titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding lightly rubbed and bumped at the spine tips in the rubbed and nicked photographic dustwrapper. Saunders has inscribed the book in blue ink on the front pastedown ?"To the two tinkers [Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim] / gratefully / Peter Saunders / 5.6.72?". The book discusses at length Saunders's attempt to get Attenborough and ?"his charming wife?" Sheila Sim to star in the debut of The Mousetrap. The play opened on 25th November 1952 with Sheila Sim playing Mollie Ralston and Richard Attenborough as Detective Sergeant Trotter. Exceptional presentation copies from the author and producer of the longest continuously running play in history to its opening night star whose career as an actor, director and producer is second to none. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Psychology et morale aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles.

      Louvain (Belgique) : Abbaye du Mont César, Gembloux (Belgique) : J. Duculot, Éditeur, 1942 - 1954. - 4 volumes in 6 bindings; 24&25 cm. 4 of 6 bindings with untrimmed edges, partly unopened. Text in French and Latin. - (sl. worn, sl. browned, small monastic library markings) Although still very good, see picture. Contents: Tome I. Problèmes de psychologie. 552 pp. Tome II. Problèmes de morale. Première partie. 598 pp. Tome III. Problèmes de morale. Seconde partie I. 456 pp. Tome III. Problèmes de morale. Seconde partie II. vi,457-790 pp. Tome IV. Problèmes de morale. Troisième partie I. 486 pp. Tome IV. Problèmes de morale. Troisième partie II. vi,487-944 pp. (the in 1960 published tome V and VI [Problèmes d'histoire littéraire] are missing). 4200g

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        Die Galvanocaustik, ein Beitrag zur operativen Medicin.

      - Breslau, verlag von Josef Max & Comp., 1954, 8°, XVI, 272 pp., 4 gefalt. lith. t Tafeln mit 47 Figuren, feiner Halbeleinenband im Stil der Zeit; St.a.Tit. Titel fleckig, ansonsten frisches und feines Exemplar. First Edition - Middeldorpf "improved the galvano-cuatry and introduced it in major surgery." - - "Ein bedeutender Schritt in der Geschichte der Blutstillung stellt ferner der Einsatz elektrischen Stromes zur Koagulation von kleineren Gefäßen bei chirurgischen Operationen dar. Der Chirurg Albrecht Theodor Middeldorpf veröffentlichte im Jahre 1854 die erste Monographie über die "Galvanocaustik" (Middeldorpf 1854), bei der bestimmte Teile von chirurgischen Instrumenten (zumeist dünne Platin drähte) durch den in einer Zink-Platin-Batterie erzeugten Strom in Glühhitze versetzt werden konnten. Hiermit konnte nicht nur eine Koagulation blutender Gefäße erfolgen, sondern mit einer elektrischen Schneideschlinge auch polypöse Tumoren abgetragen werden. Ein Unterschied zur modernen Laser- oder Elektrokoagulation besteht dabei - medizinhistorisch betrachtet - an sich nur in der Art ihrer Wärmegewinnung (Sachs 2000)." Sven Schomaker-Massing: Vergleichende Untersuchung zur Anwendung von lokal wirksamen Hämostyptica, . (2011). - - Garrison & Morton No. 5604 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LORD OF THE RINGS comprising THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS & THE RETURN OF THE KING

      George Allen & Unwin 1954 - "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all And in the darkness bind them"THE LORD OF THE RINGS comprising THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS & THE RETURN OF THE KING, Allen & Unwin, 1954, 1954 & 1955 respectively, each in first edition, (first printing), all 3 volumes vg+ or better in vg dust-wrappers save for some light fading and wear and tear to the dust-wrapper spine extremities. INTERNATIONAL FANTASY AWARD winner and an enduring classic of literature. The quintessential fantasy quest saga from which all others are derived !!! A set of books which in fine condition, first printing & first edition has increased its value 100 fold over the last forty years. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Lord of the Rings, True 1st US Edition 1st Impression Set, with Custom Slipcase

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1954/1955/1956 1st US Editions, 1st impression/1st impression/1st impression, respectively. An exceptional and lovely set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom full burgundy leather clamshell case to show and protect this beautiful set. The case features the Doors of Durin stamped to the triple spined case, along with Tolkien Ring & Eye Device, title and author in Tengwar Script, all stamped in gold to the front panel, the JRRT monogram to the rear. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Ring is the true 1st US printing or impression, from the same print run as the UK edition, with the 1954 date to the title page. The book shows a stain at the top of the front panels spine fold area. The dustjacket of the Fellowship of the Ring has a 1" closed tear at the upper rear flap fold area, with a tiny amount of scuffing or loss to the tips of the folds. The dustjacket shows a small amount of soiling, but still presents beautifully. It has the correct issue points with the ascender clipped on the 'd' in 'Frodo' on the tenth line of the blurb on the back flap. The following 'o' is not nicked as is found on later dustjackets. The photo on the back of the dustjacket is cut straight across, not in the 'V' shape found on the 3rd & 4th impressions. Overall Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition. The Two Towers is also the true 1st impression, with the 1955 date to the title page, from the same print run as the UK 1st. The dustjacket shows the 1st printing points of the 'stripe' at the upper and lower edges of the front panel, and the 'notch' in the 'r' of Towers. The notch is only found on the 1st impression dustjacket, where the stripe defect is found on some later printings. The dustjacket has some foxing mainly along the upper portion of the front panel, and the verso. The book and dustjacket are both in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition, no names or writing, no offsetting on the endpapers. The map is still attached to the rear pastedown, in Near Fine condition, no tears or extra folds noted. The Return of the King has some soiling and scattered foxing on the dustjacket, mainly to the rear panel. The dustjacket exhibits the correct issue point for the book, including the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights on the Return of the King, and shows no tears or loss along the edges, spine or fold areas. The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing. None of the books are price clipped, though the Fellowship is unpriced as issued. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable, with the 1st Two Towers being the scarcest of the original 1st Editions, both US & UK, with only 1000 printed. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted, 1st state maps in the Fellowship and Two Towers with the red dot on the coast of the Havens of Umbar. The Return of the Kings map is the correct 1st impression, with the size being approx. 16.5 X 14 inches, with a 'Borough Mill Bond' watermark, no tears or extra fold noted. Further digital images can be supplied on request. 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 Plus.

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha.

      Barcelona, Montaner y Simon, S. A. Editores,1954. 2. Segunda Edición. 2 volumes. Folio. LXXXI, 565 S. Volúmenes de cuero con Rico dorado. Luz frotado. Esquinas ligeramente más. Portadas de libros muy agradable. - Full leather with rich gilt decoration all over and gilt back title. Leather at the edges slightly rubbed, corners a bit stronger. Very nice bindings. Interior perfecto estado. - Inside in mint condition. 1862-1962 Union de Banques Suisses obseguio del Banco Popular Espanol. Madrid, 1962. (Book end paper) Encuadernación de lujo Segunda edición. Según el texto de Francisco Rodríguez Marín de la Real Academía Espanola. Con comentarios de los más eminentes Cervantistas seleccionados por Juan Givanel y Max, de la Real Acedemía de Buenas Letras de Barcelona, y precedida de la VIDA Y SEMBLANZA DE CERVANTES por Miguel S. Oliver. Illustraciones de Ricardo Balaca y José Luis Pellicer. Frontispicio con el retrato del autor. Con muchos dibujos en el texto y láminas coloreadas y montadas (23 vol. I, 21 vol. II). Vida y Semblanza de Cervante en las páginas I que a LXXXI. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Don Quijote; Klassiker der Weltliteratur; Literatur; Prachtausgaben; Spanische Literatur; Spanische Sprache

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        MISSION OF GRAVITY.

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954 - Octavo, boards. First edition. Runner-up for the 1955 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-260. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 15. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1424- 28. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at edges, mainly spine ends and corners, and mild dust soiling to rear panel. (#148613) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Live and Let Die.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. First edition of the second James Bond novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket without credit for the jacket design and art, with some light rubbing to the spine. The first edition consisted of 7,500 copies. A very attractive example, scarce in this condition. "Fleming accomplished an extraordinary amount in the history of the thriller. Almost single-handedly, he revived popular interest in the spy novel, spawning legions of imitations, parodies, and critical and fictional reactions Through the immense success of the filmed versions of his books, his character James Bond became the best known fictional personality of his time and Fleming the most famous writer of thrillers since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" (Reilly, 571). The inspiration for these changes came from Fleming's experiences of travel in the U.S. and his knowledge of Jamaica itself, where Live and Let Die was written at Fleming's 'Goldeneye' estate. The novel's innovations were positively noted by The Sunday Times when they wrote "[h]ow wincingly well Mr. Fleming writes." And the Times thought Live and Let Die "is an ingenious affair, full of recondite knowledge and horrific spills and thrills - of slightly sadistic excitements also - though without the simple and bold design of its predecessor."

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        Contre Sainte-Beuve suivi de Nouveaux mélanges

      Edition originale, un des 85 exemplaires numérotés sur Holland papere, tirage de tête après 16 Japon.Très bel exemplaire. Gallimard Paris 1954 12x19cm broché

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        THE NATURAL HOUSE

      New York:: Horizon,, 1954. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. A Near FIne hardback First Edition First Printing in the First State flexible boards with the Credo on last page and "54" printed in box on upper board. Toning endpapers and page edges. In a Very Good+ First State Dust Jacket with $6.50 price on the flap. Dust Jacket with chips, short closed tears. Sm. 4to. 223 pp.

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        Pictures from an Institution: A Comedy

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. Octavo, original green cloth stamped in blind and gilt, top edge stained red, original unclipped dust jacket. Small dampstain to bottom corner of front board, light rubbing to jacket, spine slightly faded. First edition of poet Randall Jarrell's only novel, a comedy of manners set at a progressive women's college, inspired by his experience teaching at Sarah Lawrence. "Most of the people of Benton would have swallowed a porcupine, if you had dyed its quills and called it Modern Art; they longed for men to be discovered on the moon, so that they could show that they weren't prejudiced towards moon men." The calculating character of Gertrude Johnson, a writer-in-residence on the prowl for material, was widely taken to be a portrait of critic Mary McCarthy. This copy is inscribed by Jarrell to fellow scholar and professor Cleanth Brooks and his wife. One of the most important twentieth-century American critics, Brooks co-founded the Southern Review with Robert Penn Warren. He is best remembered for The Well-Wrought Urn, the key New Critical text on the reading of poetry, and for his pioneering later work on William Faulkner. Both Jarrell and Brooks were graduates of Vanderbilt, and influential teachers of poetry, although their interpretive approaches differed: as professors, they were well acquainted with the academic politics satirized in Pictures from an Institution. A near-fine copy, with an excellent literary association.

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        Horton Hears A Who!

      New York: Random House,, 1954. Quarto. Original pictorial paper covered boards. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by the author. Mild rubbing to corners and edges, two small book plates to front blank including H. Bradley Martin's, in the price clipped dust jacket with closed tear along front flap fold, light wear to extremities. A very attractive copy. First edition, first issue.

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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: John Murray,, 1954. Octavo (181 x 111 mm). Late 20th century dark red full morocco, decorative gilt spine, speckled edges, gilt ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers. A handsomely bound copy.

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        Survival Through Design

      Tan and brown cloth with brown spine lettering. ix, 384pp. Very good. Spine lightly rubbed. A tight and lovely first edition handsomely signed and inscribed in brown ink in the author's wonderfully calligraphic script on the front flyleaf: "To Adlai Stevenson / hope and inspiration / of his countrymen / Cordially / Richard Neutra / 54." Neutra (1892-1970) was an Austrian-born architect hugely influential in modern architecture, and recipient Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65) was the Illinois governor who twice ran unsuccessfully for president (1952, 1956) against unbeatable WW2 hero Dwight D. Eisenhower. "Egghead" Stevenson was famed for attracting intelligentsia, academics and Hollywood elite to his campaigns, so it's not surprising that an intellectual architect such as Neutra would be drawn to Stevenson's liberal platform. Above Neutra's inscription appears Stevenson rubberstamped ownership signature.

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        Registry of Rabbinical Alliance of America Reshimat Khaverim shel igud harabanim deAmerica

      Rabbinical Alliance of America, 141 /s, 3d Streetm Brooklyn 11m N.Y. 1954 - Apparently ultra rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Glossarium Mediae et Infimae Latiniatis (10 Teile in 5 Bänden KOMPLETT/ 10 parts in 5 vols.)

      Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt; 1954. unveränderter Nachdruck der Ausgabe von 1883 - 1887; je Band ca. 800 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 5 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; in LATEINISCHER Sprache, Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        Lord of the Flies.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1954. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by William Golding. An exceptional copy. "A collection of modern fiction would never be complete without it" (Connolly, 136). Originally published in 1954, The Lord of the Flies was named to Modern Library?'s 100 Greatest Novels List of the twentieth century. "[T]his brilliant work is a frightening parody on man's return (in a few weeks) to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge. Fully to succeed, a fantasy must approach very close to reality. Lord of the Flies does. It must also be superbly written. It is" (The New York Times Book Review).

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        The Fellowship of the Ring

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1954 - Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1954. First American Edition / First Printing. Title page dated 1954. First Published in the US 1954 on the copyright. Blue cloth boards. Fold out map at the rear. Jacket unpriced as issued. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine, shelf wear. Owner inscription at the endpaper, minor crack at the rear endpaper gutter. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, shelf wear, chipping, tear at the spine. Age toning, rear flap disconnected. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST

      1954. HUNT, Sir John. THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST. With A Chapter On The Final Assault By Sir Edmund Hillary. Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke Of Edinburgh. NY: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1954. 8vo., blue & gray cloth in dust jacket; 300 pages. First Edition, first printing. Hunt led the ninth British expedition to Everest in 1953, with New Zealand mountaineer Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reaching the summit on May 29, 1953. Members of the expedition made a lecture tour in the United States in the winter of 1953-54, when most copies of this book in the marketplace were signed. This copy is signed by five expedition members on the front endpaper: John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, Charles Evans, George Lane and Griffith Pugh. Hard to find copies signed by so many expedition members, especially Hunt. Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight); nice (very minor edgewear; $6.00 price is present on the front flap) d/j. A nice copy! $1,250.00.

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        Plutarchi Chaeronei Historici ac Philosophi Gravissimi, Graecorum, Romanorumque illustrium vitae. Ab authore primum Graece conscripta: postea vero a doctissimis hominibus Latinae factae nunc tandem ab eruditissimis aliquot viris summa cura atque diligentia ab innumeris mendis, quibus aeque & Graecum exemplar, & Latina translatio scatebant, recognita & collatae.

      Lugduni, Apud Matthiam Bonhomme, Sub Claua Aurea [Lyon: Mathieu Bonhomme] 1560. 919 Seiten, (136) Seiten Index. Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titelblatt sowie holzgeschnittenem Kopfstück und zahlreichen Holzschnittinitialen. 8° (17,5 - 22,5 cm). Flexibler Pergamentumschlag der Zeit mit überstehenden, gefalzten Vorderkanten. Pettegree/Walsby, French Books VI, 83403. - Gültlingen VIII, 273. - Sehr seltene Lyonnaiser Ausgabe, absolut druckidentisch mit der Ausgabe bei Antoine Vincent aus demselben Jahr (vgl. Gültlingen VII, 352; Fingerprint-Vergleich mit dem inkompletten Exemplar der Forschungsbibliothek Gotha), offenbar als sog. \"édition partagée\" zu Beginn der französischen Plutarch-Renaissance erschienen. Unser vorliegendes Exemplar mit dem Druckvermerk und der -vignette Bonhommes nicht bei Baudrier, Adams und im BMGC. Die Ausgabe bei Vincent mit dessen Druckermarke bei Adams P1617. - Der dünne, ungefütterte Pergamentumschlag berieben und stellenweise etwas fleckig, an den durchgezogenen Pergamentbünden vom Block gelöst. Kapital sowie oberer Rand des Vorderdeckels etwas beschädigt und mit Fehlstellen. Buchrücken gewellt und mit alten Feuchtigkeitsspuren. Seiten etwas braunfleckig. Papier gebräunt und etwas gewellt. Auf dem Fußschnitt handschriftlich \"Plutarcus\" vermerkt. Der handschriftliche Rückentitel in Tusche aufgrund der Bräunung des Pergamentes kaum lesbar. Insgesamt gutes und sauberes Exemplar. - Scarce Lyon edition in original parchment wrappers, not known by Baudrier / Adams / BMGC. Absolutely identical with the print of Antoine Vincent from the same year, just imprint and devices different. Apparently a so called \"édition partagée\", but without explicit imprint. - Wrappers detached and with some little defects, pages browned and somewhat stained. Overall a good copy. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Plutarch: Plutarchi Chaeronei Historici ac Philosophi Gravissimi, Graecorum, Romanorumque illustrium vitae. Ab authore primum Graece conscripta: postea vero a doctissimis hominibus Latinae factae nunc tandem ab eruditissimis aliquot viris summa cura atque diligentia ab innumeris mendis, quibus aeque & Graecum exemplar, & Latina translatio scatebant, recognita & collatae. Lugduni, Apud Matthiam Bonhomme, Sub Claua Aurea 1560.

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        THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST

      1954. HUNT, Sir John. THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST. With A Chapter On The Final Assault By Sir Edmund Hillary. Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke Of Edinburgh. NY: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1954. 8vo., blue & gray cloth in dust jacket; 300 pages. First Edition, first printing. Hunt led the ninth British expedition to Everest in 1953, with New Zealand mountaineer Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reaching the summit on May 29, 1953. Members of the expedition made a lecture tour in the United States in the winter of 1953-54, when most copies of this book in the marketplace were signed. This copy is signed by three expedition members on the front endpaper: Edmund Hillary, George Lane and Charles Evans. Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight with little browning endpapers); few tiny chips ($6.00 price is present on the front flap) d/j. $750.00.

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        Novellen in zwei Bänden / Romane in zwei Bänden. Zusammen 4 Bände. Romane Bd. I: Ein Leben - Bel-Ami - Pierre und Jean. Übersetzt v. J. Halperin. Bd. II: Mont-Oriol - Stark wie der Tod - Unser einsames Herz. Übersetzt v. J. Halperin. Nachwort v. H. Hinterhäuser.

      München, Winkler Verlag, 1973, 1974. 8°, Ledereinband 626, 671, 838, 780 Seiten. Ganzledereinband mit Goldkoptschnitt u. Lesebändchen. Exlibris auf Spiegel. Zustand: Gut bis sehr gute Exemplare. Sehr selten!! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Winkler Ledereinband, Französische Literatur, Bibliophile Ausgabe

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