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        Verve. Revue artistique et litteraire. Vol. VIII, nos 29 et 30. Suite de 180 dessins de Picasso.

      Paris, Revue Verve, 1954. - circa 36,5 x 27 cm. with 12 original lithographs in colour and 168 heliogravures, of which 4 in colour Illustrated original hardcover Complete with all plates, 12 original lithographs in colour, protected by tissue guards, printed by Mourlot Freres and 168 heliogravures, of which 4 in colour, printed by Draeger Freres. "- Fine and crisp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Le deuil des Névons suivi de Horoscope d'un poète par Yves de Bayser

      - Le cormier, Bruxelles 1954, 20x25,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 150 copie numerate su Rives pergamena solo principali carte dopo 30 pergamena al serbatoio e pochi trade off di carta cappella. Libro illustrato frontespizio di un'incisione originale di Louis Fernandez ha firmato a matita. Nizza copia. L'invio autografo datato e firmato dalla casa editrice del libro, il colophon, Hélène e Nicolas Braci.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives, seul grands papiers après 30 vélin à la cuve et quelques hors commerce sur papier de chapelle. Ouvrage illustré en frontispice d'une gravure originale de Louis Fernandez qu'il a signée au crayon de papier. Agréable exemplaire. Envoi autographe daté et signé de l'éditeur de l'ouvrage, au colophon, à Hélène et Nicolas Braci.  

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        GENIUS LOCI AND OTHER TALES [SIGNED/INSCRIBED]

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House. First Limited Edition [of 3000]. 8vo., 228 pp., VG/VG; yellow and brown pictorial DJ, small brown lettering and illustration to spine; mild wear to DJ: rubbing with slight superficial material loss to head, tail, and hinges of spine; mild age-toning to back of spine and margins of covers (lettering clear and legible); price uncut "$3.00" to front flap; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; slight cocking to spine, rubbing to spine (lettering affected yet clear and legible); mild wear to boards; bumping/slight fraying to head and tail of spine; bumping to corners; mild age-toning/wear to text-block; front board somewhat shaken, back board tight, binding strong; scattered spotting towards bottom of p.14-15; Some handwritten corrections made in (Smith's?) blue pen: "nightmarish" to p 14 crossed out once, "a" inserted on first line of page 23, "o" inserted in "rooted" on page 145, and "men" corrected in poem on 162; minuscule tears to fore-edge of pp. 213-218 visible from text-block; INSCRIBED by Smith to ffep, dated "Carmel, Dec. 2, 1954"; SIGNED by Smith to half-title page; unnumbered copy of an edition of 3000 as indicated on the limitation page; LP consignment; Smith's third work published by Arkham House; shelved Case 3, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

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        The Dancing Bears

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1954. Near Fine/Fine. First edition. Half-title and title leaves with printer's flaw resulting in them being creased and a bit folded, thus near fine in fine dustwrapper. Warmly Inscribed by Merwin to another poet. A very nice copy of Merwin's second book.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        I Am Legend

      First Edition, First Impression (Walker & Co, 1954). Signed and inscribed by the author to the front endpaper. 8vo, publisher's white cloth, spine stamped in black. Light toning to edges. Original and unclipped dust jacket has a tiny nick to top edge of rear panel and very faint toning to spine panel. A fine copy. Famously adapted to film as 'The Last Man on Earth' in 1964, 'The Omega Man' in 1971 and 'I am Legend' in 2007.

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        Maria

      New York: Salamander Editions, [1954]. 4to (5½ x 4¼ inches). Engraved vignette, small color image of the Manhattan skyline mounted on last page; original blue tissue preserved. Stapled in original printed wrappers. A virtually untouched example. Provenance: Sylvia Pedlar (1900-1972), American fashion designer. A SUPERB COPY OF CORNELL'S SCARCE ARTIST'S BOOK, printed in an edition of 100 copies, this one of those with an original image Cornell mounted in personalized copies, and accompanied by a letter presenting the pamphlet to American fashion designer Sylvia Pedlar (1902-1982). [With:] CORNELL, Joseph. Typed letter signed ("Joseph Cornell") to Sylvia Pedlar, 3708 Utopia Parkway, Flushing, NY, 27 May 1956. One page, 4to, on Valley Onion Skin. Reading: "Long before the EGAN GALLERY suspended operation I have thought back to the pleasant occasion of meeting you there with Mr. [Bradley Walker] Tomlin. It is hard to take, - the news of his passing. Enclosed something more nostalgic than the WEATHER PROPHET [his 1954 assemblage], a little private printing of an aspect of 'exploration' which I hope to have more news of one of these days." Cornell had his first show at the Charles Egan Gallery in 1949. By 1956, when Cornell presented this book, Sylvia Pedlar was a leading designer of lingerie, having studied at Cooper Union and the Art, Students League. She launched her business, Iris Lingerie, in 1929. Though she hated the term, she is credited with creating the super short "baby doll" nighties - a clever response to the fabric shortage during the Second World War. She is also known for adapting the Roman toga to the American nightgown. Cornell refers to the New York Abstract Expressionist Bradley Walker Tomlin, who had died in May 1953 having had a heart attack after visiting Jackson Pollack in Long Island. 'Maria', an appropriated text translated by Cornell from Elise Polko's original prose-poem, reflects Cornell's obsession with opera, and with Maria Malibran in particular. A cache of the pamphlets were found in Cornell's estate after his death, all lacking the blue tissue guard and the mounted image at end. This early example is among those Cornell specially personalized for notable friends. Lynda Roscoe Hartigan proposes that Cornell turned to other creative activities in the 1950s due to his ambivalent attitude towards his constructions. He was periodically expanding his 'Portrait of Ondine, GC44' from 1951 on, filling it with printed matter, notes, and excerpts in the manner of Duchamp's Valises. He published 'Maria' and 'Bel Canto Pet' (1955) at his own expense, in the manner of the French feuilletons (see Hartigan, "Joseph Cornell: A Biography" in 'Joseph Cornell,' ed. Kynaston McShine, New York: MOMA, 1980, pp. 108-109).

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        Stemming the Tide [Post-War Speeches].

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1954. First US edition (utilising the British sheets). Octavo, pp. x, 379. Review copy with review slip laid in. An uncommon book with only 1850 copies produced. Green publisher's cloth with black titles and dark green decoration to spine, dark blue dustwrapper. Some light bumping to the headcap and tail, some general wear and loss to the edges of the dustjacket. a fine copy in a very good dust-wrapper.Contains the fifty most important speeches Churchill made in the first two years after his return to office as prime Minister.

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        Vivien Leigh

      April 26, 1954. Their signatures, <i><b>"Vivien Leigh"</i></b>, <i><b>"L Olivier"</i></b>, beside their images on the inside of a program for the 1953 play, <i>The Sleeping Prince</i> at the Phoenix Theatre in London. Front cover partly separated from spine, usual folds, small loss to lower margin of cover, minor soiling, else very good condition.<br /> <br />In January, 1953 while filming <i>Elephant Walk</i> with Peter Finch, Leigh suffered a nervous breakdown and returned to England to recover (her role was taken over by Elizabeth Taylor). While convalescing at home in England, and in between periods of incoherence, she admitted to Olivier that she had been having an affair with Finch since 1948. Her infidelity, together with her manic depression, strained her marriage with Oliver and the pair divorced in 1960.<br /> <br />The program is for the first run of Terence Rattigan's 1953 play of a young actress who meets and captivates a prince. The play later appeared on Broadway in 1956 at the Coronet Theatre. Marilyn Monroe purchased the rights to the play and from it produced the 1957 film of the same name with Laurence Olivier reprising his role. In 1963 Noël Coward adapted the story into a musical, <i>The Girl Who Came to Supper</i>.

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        Under the Net.

      London Chatto & Windus 1954 - First edition, 8vo., original boards, dust-jacket, some very minor creasing to head of spine, a small amount of rubbing and very small tear to head of spine at turn, spine slightly faded, but a remarkably sharp, near-fine copy overall. The author's first novel, subsequently selected by the American Modern Library as one of the Best 100 English novels of the 20th century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Enciclopedia dello spettacolo. 11 Volumi

      Enciclopedia dello spettacolo. 11 Volumi. , , CODICE F 84 COLLANA AUTORE AA. VV. TITOLO Enciclopedia dello spettacolo. 11 Volumi LINGUA Italiano LUOGO (editore/traduttore) Roma - Casa editrice Le Maschere ANNO DI PUBBLICAZIONE/EDIZIONE 1954, I Edizione FORMATO 20,5x28,5 TIPO COPERTINA cartonata in tela con fregi e scritte in oro sul dorso N° PAGINE 17.600 circa ILLUSTRAZIONI a Colori e in Bn. DESCRIZIONE LIBRO Volumi sulla storia dello spettacolo così divisi; Volumi dall'I al IX enciclopedia sullo spettacolo Volume indice Repertorio Volume Aggiornamento 1955-1965 I volumi sono in ottime condizioni senza strappi e le copertine sono in ottime condizioni Per spedizioni internazionali scriveteci per sapere le tariffe applicate For international shipping please contact us to find out the fees charged Pour les envois internationaux s'il vous plaît nous contacter pour connaître les frais facturés

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        Under the Net

      First Edition, First Impression (Chatto & Windus, 1954). Edges lightly toned; minor bumping to corners of boards. Original and unclipped dust jacket spine panel faded with a little soiling; a little fading to edges of front panel; chips to foot of spine panel with some loss to the top; a few tears and chips to extremities; rear panel toned with a little soiling here and there; fore-edge rubbed with some loss; tape repairs to verso. A nice copy of the author's first novel.

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        Nouvelles Recherches Archeologiques a Begram vol 1-2 : Texte & Planches

      Paris, 1954. Paperback. UsedGood. Nouvelles Recherches Archeologiques a Begram. vol.1-2 : Texte & Planches Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        THE LONG GOODBYE - INSCRIBED

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1954 - First Printing, one of 10,000 copies. Octavo (21.5cm); two-tone blue and light green cloth, with titles stamped in hunter green on spine and front cover; green topstain; dustjacket; [4],316pp. With presentation inscription by the author on the front endpaper: "To Harry Ackerman / with my best wishes / Raymond Chandler / La Jolla / June 22, 1954." Spine ends gently nudged, scattered spotting to topstain, with a hint of offset to front endpaper; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00), showing wear to spine ends and corners, some minor creasing, and a few short tears; still a bright, unfaded example; Very Good+ or better. Housed in a custom clamshell case. This copy inscribed to long-time CBS programming director Harry Ackerman, who was responsible for creating the radio series based on Chandler's iconic private detective, "The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." Meant as a summer replacement for The Bob Hope Show, "The Adventures of Philip Marlowe" premiered on NBC Radio on June 17, 1947, initially starring actor Van Heflin as Marlowe; the show ran for two and a half seasons (114 episodes) before being cancelled in 1951. Chandler and Ackerman would also work together in Los Angeles, collaborating on a number of television projects based on Chandler's work. A significant copy; while Chandler was more than sparing when it came to inscribing copies of his books, the present copy was inscribed for someone with whom he had a significant working relationship. The apex of 20th century detective fiction, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 1955, and basis for Robert Altman's 1973 film starring Elliott Gould and Sterling Hayden. Bruccoli A10.2.a; Hubin, p.76; Baird 447. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Bounty Hunters (First Edition In Dust Jacket)

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1954 - First Hardcover Edition, After The 1953 Paperback Original Published By Ballantine. This Is Ian Ballantine's Personal Copy, Probably Received From Houghton Per His Agreement Regarding Hardcover Issues By Other Publishing Houses Simultaneous With Or Soon After His Paperback Initial Releases. Never Sold Or Circulated, Direct From The Ballantine's Library, Unsophisticated, No Restoration Done And None Needed. Book Is Fine, No Wear Or Damage; Top Edge Of Page Block As Issued With Light Green Stain With No Fading Or Spotting, Fore Edge Of Page Block With A Few Tiny Foxing Spots, And A Little Yellowing For 1" Adjacent To Spine On Bottom Of Page Block. Dj Clean, Not Price Clipped [$2.00] With Light Wear Along Bottom Edge Of Spine And At Tips, 1/4" And 1/8" Closed Tear At Top Of Front Panel, 1/8" Square Chip At Bottom Of Rear Flap Adjacent To Spine; Spine, Brown Lettering With Yellow Background, Faded As Usual, All Lettering Still Clear, With About Eight Pinpoint Spots Of Foxing. A Scarce Hardcover; Most Apparently Went To Libraries, As Was Often If Not Usually The Case With Early Ballantine Hardcovers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Lord of the Flies - Signed

      Faber & Faber (London) 1954 - Faber & Faber (London) 1954 First Edition, Fifth Printing (1960). VERY GOOD in red boards with white titles (slight lean to the spine, light age toning to the end pages, small previous owner name on the top right edge of the front free end paper) in a VERY GOOD DW (slight darkening, light soiling, light rubbing to the flap folds and spine). Not price clipped. SIGNED BY GOLDING on a tipped in leaf to the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        DEMOSTENE E CICERONE

      RIZZOLI, 1954. ITALIANO 0,07 N.776 della collana, traduzione di Fausto Brindesi, pagine con bruniture del tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita al dorsetto e con lievi tracce d'uso USATO

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        Enciclopedia dello Spettacolo (9 vols.cpl./ 9 Bände KOMPLETT) A - Z. (SIGNIERTES EXEMPLAR)

      Casa Editrice Le Maschere; 1954 ff. - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Einbandkanten sind leicht bestossen; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 9 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ITALIENISCH! Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 29000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Le deuil des Névons suivi de Horoscope d'un poète par Yves de Bayser

      First edition, one of 150 numbered copies on vellum of Rives, only leading copies after 30 vellum in the tank and some hors commerce on paper of chapel. Illustrated book frontispiece of an original engraving by Louis Fernandez that he signed in pencil. Nice copy. Autograph dedication dated and signed by the publisher of the book, Colophon, Hélène and Nicolas Braci. Le cormier Bruxelles 1954 20x25,5cm broché

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        The Alice B Toklas Cook Book

      London: Michael Joseph, 1954.. [Cookery]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.xii; 288; [4]. Publisher's pale yellow cloth, gilt titles to spine, pictorial dust-jacket illustrated by Sir Francis Rose, top edge tinted green, pictorial endpapers. End-caps a touch rolled, some slight creasing to the top edge of the dust-jacket. Fine. A mixture of memoirs and recipes from the American born partner of Gertrude Stein. Complete with the recipe provided by Brian Gysen for Haschich Fudge which was not included in the US edition.

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        DE ORATORE LIBER SECUNDUS

      Carlo Signorelli, 1954. INTERLINGUE 0,18 Testo in latino, introduzione e commento in italiano a cura di Lorenzo D'Amore e Concetta Barini, brossura editoriale morbida, oscurata al dorso e parzialmente ai piatti, con alcui aloni, usura ai bordi e strappetti al piede ed alla cima, pagine brunite attorno ai testi USATO

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        Desert Vivant.

      Paris: Societe Francaise Du Livre. 1954 - SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Quarto. A fine copy, respined in cloth to style. Inscribed by the great and powerful Mr.Disney in customary flamboyant style to the verso of the half title. A sumptuous photographic collection of the animals and scenery of the Living Desert. One of a series of Disney helmed 'Documentary Art Books' usually accompanied by films dealing with all aspects of the wonder of the natural world in both photographs and text from aquatic birds to the lions of Africa. This copy packed to the gills with detailed laid-on photographs of the flora and fauna of the desert regions; everything from prairie dogs evading snakes to the maternal instincts of scorpions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de guerre

      - Plon, Paris 1954-1959, 14,5x23cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Prima edizione, una delle copie numerate su Alfa cellunaf riservati agli anziani della Francia Libera. L'invio autografo firmato e datato Charles De Gaulle a Andrew Edge: "... in memoria della nostra lotta ..." sul primo volume, le firme scritte del generale de Gaulle, al secondo volume. Torna un po 'insolated, piccole macchie Lunghezza dei primi corsi del primo e del terzo volume, bello stato interiore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa cellunaf réservés aux anciens de la France Libre. Envoi autographe daté et signé de Charles De Gaulle à André Bord : "... en souvenir de notre combat..." sur le premier volume, signatures manuscrites du général de Gaulle sur le deuxième volume. Dos légèrement insolés, petites taches en pied des premiers plats des premier et troisième volumes, agréable état intérieur.

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        MONGOLIAN ENGLISH DICTIONARY IN 3 VOLUMES. I, A-GHACHIGHO TARANI. II, GHACHIGHO SORTAL-VIVANGKHIRIT. III, A-ZODIAC AND INDEX TO VOLUMES I AND II

      STOCKHOLM: FORLAGET FILADELFIA AB, EJNAR MUNKSGAARD, 1954. RILEGATO. BUONO. 19 24. I II III USATO

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        RIVISTA DI FILOLOGIA E D'ISTRUZIONE CLASSICA N.S. VOL. XXXII (LXXXII DELLA RACCOLTA)

      LOESCHER-CHIANTORE, 1954. ITALIANO 0,71 Annualità completa composta da 4 fascicoli trimestrali rilegati assieme, con coperta rigida in mezza tela rossa, con piatti marmorizzati leggermente ingialliti ai bordi, dorso con titoli d'oro, leggermente scolorita e con lievissimi segni di usura, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo e qualità della carta USATO

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        LETTRES TOME IV

      LES BELLES LETTRES, 1954. INTERLINGUE 0,37 A cura di Jérome Labourt, brossura editoriale morbida, scolorita e con appunto numerico al dorso, con segni di usura da scaffalatura, pagine ingiallite ai bordi da fattore tempo, con barbe, in francese con testo latino a fronte USATO

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        Maria

      New York: Salamander Editions, 1954. 4to (5½ x 4¼ inches). Engraved vignette, small color image of the Manhattan skyline mounted on last page; original blue tissue preserved. Stapled in original printed wraps. A virtually untouched example. Provenance: Sylvia Pedlar (1900-1972), American fashion designer. A SUPERB COPY OF CORNELL'S SCARCE ARTIST'S BOOK, printed in an edition of 100 copies, this one of those with an original image Cornell mounted in personalized copies, and accompanied by a letter presenting the pamphlet to American fashion designer Sylvia Pedlar (1902-1982). [With:] CORNELL, Joseph. Typed letter signed ("Joseph Cornell") to Sylvia Pedlar, 3708 Utopia Parkway, Flushing, NY, 27 May 1956. One page, 4to, on Valley Onion Skin. Reading: "Long before the EGAN GALLERY suspended operation I have thought back to the pleasant occasion of meeting you there with Mr. [Bradley Walker] Tomlin. It is hard to take, - the news of his passing. Enclosed something more nostalgic than the WEATHER PROPHET [his 1954 assemblage], a little private printing of an aspect of 'exploration' which I hope to have more news of one of these days." Cornell had his first show at the Charles Egan Gallery in 1949. By 1956, when Cornell presented this book, Sylvia Pedlar was a leading designer of lingerie, having studied at Cooper Union and the Art, Students League. She launched her business, Iris Lingerie, in 1929. Though she hated the term, she is credited with creating the super short "baby doll" nighties - a clever response to the fabric shortage during the Second World War. She is also known for adapting the Roman toga to the American nightgown. Cornell refers to the New York Abstract Expressionist Bradley Walker Tomlin, who had died in May 1953 having had a heart attack after visiting Jackson Pollack in Long Island. 'Maria', an appropriated text translated by Cornell from Elise Polko's original prose-poem, reflects Cornell's obsession with opera, and with Maria Malibran in particular. A cache of the pamphlets were found in Cornell's estate after his death, all lacking the blue tissue guard and the mounted image at end. This early example is among those Cornell specially personalized for notable friends. Lynda Roscoe Hartigan proposes that Cornell turned to other creative activities in the 1950s due to his ambivalent attitude towards his constructions. He was periodically expanding his 'Portrait of Ondine, GC44' from 1951 on, filling it with printed matter, notes, and excerpts in the manner of Duchamp's Valises. He published 'Maria' and 'Bel Canto Pet' (1955) at his own expense, in the manner of the French feuilletons (see Hartigan, "Joseph Cornell: A Biography" in 'Joseph Cornell,' ed. Kynaston McShine, New York: MOMA, 1980, pp. 108-109).

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        Lord of the Flies

      Hardcover. Fiction. 248 pp. Gaber and Faber Limited, London (1954). First Edition. Fifth Printing. "Fifth impression mcmlx (1960)" on CP. A bright, clean and unmarked Near Fine copy with a few minor flaws. Lower corners on both boards slightly bumped and rubbed. Spine slightly cocked. Spine ends gently creased and sun-lightened. DJ has 15-shilling price and is moderately worn and chipped, with 3 or 4 small closed tears. More photos upon request. *** Due to the price, fragility, and other conditions of this book, the purchase will require a person-to-person exchange at the BookRanger facility in Monroe, Georgia; or other location mutually-agreeable to buyer and seller. The 30-day right of return is therefore waived. ***

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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. 1st edition, the deluxe limited issue. 1 of 1,000 numbered, signed by Faulkner. Fine in near fine original tissue dustjacket and slipcase. A common issue of a common book, with 2 dozen copies of this limited, signed state always out there for sale, some of them at 3 times our price, and yet, they are in inferior condition or lacking the tissue dustjacket, so it isn't so common that you can buy one like this. The reasons vary why a particular book's supply overwhelms its demand, but in this case it's simply because everybody else's copies are overpriced. Compare our fine one, in the often missing jacket (also fine), and its fine slipcase. So excuse the redundancy, but all the books in this catalog are priced so that nobody has a finer copy at our price and nobody has an equal copy for less. In May, 1918 German and French troops faced each other at dawn from trenches on the Western Front but the French refused to attack and the Germans (who were expected to take advantage of this mutiny) did not move either. At noon the whole sector stopped firing and soon the rest of the front came to a standstill. French General Gragnon demanded his own arrest and the execution of all 3,000 members of his regiment. 2 days later the troops arrived in Chaulnesmont where the dishonor perceived to have been brought on the town, roused the people to near riot. Insiders knew that a corporal and his squad of 12, moving mysteriously behind the lines, had succeeded in spreading among the soldiers, seditious ideas about peace on earth and good will toward men. So begins Faulkner's amazing juxtaposition of World War I and the Passion of Christ, a gigantically ambitious novel, 9 years in the writing, that combines 2 different types of narrative, an allegorical fable based on parallels between the events in his novel and events in the original myth, and a realist tale of war, politics and personal relationships. One of few Faulkner novels not set in Yoknapatawpha County, under appreciated but as heavy as novels get. It's filled with power, provocation, stimulation, and abstract concepts, and our copy seems to be the only one for sale, with all 3 of its pieces in nice condition and fairly priced, so you are going to be the only kid who buys one of these who doesn't get ripped off.

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        Garage à Paris. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1954 100 x 81 cm, Lwd. rückseitig min fleckig, Bild tadellos Unten links signiert und datiert. Rückseite handschriftliches Adressschild des Künstlers mit Titel: «Walter Meier. Lagerstr. 83. Zürich 4 - Garage à Paris. - Walter Meier (1921-1985) kam in der Nähe des Großmünsters zur Welt. Seine Mutter war italienischer Abstammung. Die Maisschnitten der Mutter und ihre Tauben hatte er seiner Lebtag nie vergessen. Er wollte nach der Schulzeit Schauspieler werden. musste zuerst jedoch einen richtigen Beruf erlernen und machte eine Kaufmännische Lehre. Im Welschland an der Abendhandelsschule in Le Locle stellte er fest. dass er Maler werden wollte. Er machte eine Ausbildung an der École des Beaux-Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds und in Paris. Bald erhielt er Stipendien vom Bund und der Stadt Zürich. Er konnte aber nicht von der Malerei leben und musste jahrelang seinen Lebensunterhalt in einer Zürcher Pharma-Firma verdienen. Nach seiner frühzeitigen Pensionierung malte er fast nur noch. Er war ein begeisterter Opernbesucher und ein auserlesener Feinschmecker. Meier lebte fast sein ganzes Leben in Zürich. 1981 zog er im Künstlerhaus Boswil ein. wo er in seinen letzten Jahren umsorgt und gepflegt wurde. Er wurde vor allem durch seine Provence-Landschaften bekannt. Meier war Mitglied der Gruppen Zinnober und Réveil. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Gemälde - nach 1945

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Dix, Otto. - "Meine Mutter auf dem Totenbett II".

      - Lithografie / Kreide- & Pinsellithografie, in Schwarz, auf weißem Maschinenbütten, 1954. Von Otto Dix. Auflage 22 Exemplare. 51,0 x 53,5 cm (Darstellung / Stein) / 54 x 69 cm (Blatt) / 61 x 86 cm (Trägerkarton). Karsch 207. Rehts unten in Bleistift signiert: "Dix". - Vermutlich Druckerexemplar von Ehrhardt. - Originalrandiges Exemplar. Leichte Lagerspuren. Fachgerecht auf Museumskarton montiert. Guter Zustand. Otto Dix (1891 Untermhaus / heute Gera - 1969 Singen am Hohentwiel). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, bedeutender Vertreter der Neuen Sachlichkeit. 1909-14 an der Königlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. 1914-18 Militärdienst als Kriegsfreiwilliger. 1919 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie, Atelier am Antonplatz. Gründungsmitglied der "Dresdner Sezession Gruppe 1919". 1922 Umzug nach Düsseldorf. 1925-27 wohnhaft in Berlin. Seit 1927 Professor für Malerei an der Dresdner Kunstakademie. 1933 wurde er durch die Nationalsozialisten seines Amtes enthoben und als "entartet" diffamiert. 1936 Übersiedlung nach Hemmenhofen. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Original Vintage German Theatre Poster Advertising Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis (The Caucasian Chalk Circle) The Berliner Ensemble

      Printed First German Production 1954. 1954., 1954. 47'' x 32'' original one sheet lobby or outside advertisement poster for Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis (The Caucasian Chalk Circle). The Berliner Ensemble gathered some of the greatest cultural and artistic talent in Germany and commissioned Karl Von Appen to design this poster. The play is by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. An example of Brecht's epic theatre, the play is a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a baby and becomes a better mother than its wealthy natural parents. It was written in 1944 while Brecht was living in the United States. It was translated into English by Brecht's friend and admirer Eric Bentley and its world premiere was a student production at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, in 1948. Its first professional production was at the Hedgerow Theatre, Philadelphia, directed by Bentley. This very rare poster represents the German premiere by the Berliner Ensemble on October 7, 1954, at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin, and is dated 1954. The Berliner Ensemble is a German theatre company established by Bertolt Brecht and his wife, Helene Weigel in January 1949 in East Berlin. 100 mm x 50 mm piece of paper missing to the top left hand corner, repaired tears to the reverse edges. Sent rolled in a tube with end caps. We currently hold in stock over 100 other English and foreign theatre and cinema posters. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        The Bridge On The River Kwai

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1954. A first edition, first printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1954. A fine book (opening onto the half title as called for), without inscriptions (bookplate to first page), in a very good+ unclipped wrapper with two light stains to the edge of the spine on the rear panel. A couple of nicks here and there and some rubbing to the edges. Rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Destination Unknown.SIGNED by AGATHA CHRISTIE.

      London.: Collins Crime Club., 1954. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A very good copy that has been SIGNED and DATED by Agatha Christie on the title page. No inscriptions , tears or loss.192 age appropriate pages all intact. Dated 1954 on the copyright page. First UK Edition. Outer red boards with black lettering to the spine is uniform and unmarked throughout. The original wrapper is price-clipped and shows scuffs and minor loss to the spine tips and folds.Chip on top affecting the letter A in Agatha. Rear panel dusty.See through tape on verso.

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        Das Auge der Liebe. 25 Photos von René Groebli. Tex: Walter Gort Bischof.

      Zürich, Turnus Verlag. 1954 - 21,5x29,8 cm. 36 n.n. S. Originalbroschur mit Schutzumschlag unter Originalpergaminpapier. Originalausgabe. - Erschien im Selbstverlag von Groebli, der für sein zweites Buch nach der «Magie der Schiene» keinen Verleger in der Schweiz fand. Gestaltet von Werner Zryd. "Seine Fotografie im Halbdunkel, in Bewegung oder bei Gegenlicht lud hier die intime, narrative Bildserie einer Frankreichreise mit seiner jungen Frau Rita mit einer für die 1950er Jahre geradezu provozierend lyrisch-erotischen Spannung auf" (Schweizer Fotobücher S. 171). - Sehr schönes, frisches Exemplar, nur an den Stehkanten des fragilen Pergaminumschlages etwas angerändert. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        The Long Goodbye

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. 316pp. Original blue and green cloth lettered in dark green. Near Fine in Very Good unclipped ($3.00) dust jacket with rubbing and light wear along edges, a few tiny nicks, tiny dampstain visible on verso top edge. Bookplate on paste down, a bit of very light insecting to back board. A nice copy. The Philip Marlowe mystery that formed the basis of the 1973 Altman film starring Elliott Gould.

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        LA FEMME ADULTERE. Lithographies originales de Pierre Eugène CLAIRIN.

      Noël Schumann 1954 - In-4 ( 290 X 200 mm ), en feuilles sous couverture imprimée, chemise et étui ( Présentation de l'éditeur ). Edition originale de cette nouvelle d'Albert CAMUS, illustrée par Pierre Eugène CLAIRIN de 12 lithographies originales en couleurs dont une sur la page de titre, 3 sur double page et 8 in-texte. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires numérotés, signés par l'auteur et l'artiste, celui-ci 1 des 9 exemplaires sur Japon nacré comprenant une aquarelle originale, une double suite des illustrations avec remarques sur Japon et sur Guarro. Très bel exemplaire. Littérature Edition-Originale Illustré-Moderne Gravure Autographe [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        L'Été

      Paris: Gallimard, 1954. First edition, on ordinary paper. A service de presse copy of this collection of essays, containing among others "Le Minotaure ou L'Halte d'Oran". Presentation copy, inscribed by Camus to the naval historian Léonce Peillard. Original printed wrappers, fine and unopened, with the errata slip, and the publisher's announcement laid in. Cloth case with leather label.

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