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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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        Music as an Aspect of the Human Spirit

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

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Mother and Child

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

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        The Journal of Edwin Carp

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

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        Hard Times

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

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        Lord of the Flies

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        Jonathan Troy

      New York: Dodd Mead, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 374pp. Black cloth boards with title stamped in yellow on spine in pictorial dust jacket. Very good/Very good. Minor wear and nicking to the extremities of the jacket. Name faintly stamped in ink (small) at the head of the front free endsheet with the short ink notation "Copy 1" Two small discoloration (tape?) at the head and foot of the front and rear free endsheets. Overal a nice copy of this uncommon work. Author's first work. Abbey himself described this early novel as "bad Thomas Wolfe" and was embarrassed by it almost as soon as it was published. Although Jonathan Troy is perhaps a failed novel, and one the author refused to ever let be reprinted, the seeds and germination of everything Abbey would become throughout his literary career and personal life are contained within the pages of Troy. The anarchist, the wobbly, the classic music loving, flute playing hedonist, pagan and wilderness lover.

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        The Fellowship of the Ring. Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings. SECOND IMPRESSION OF THE FELLOWSHIP; 2500 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Allen & Unwin [1954] 8vo., Second Impression, on laid paper, with a large folding map in red and black, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; original red cloth, gilt back, red top (lightly faded as usual), a very good, bright, clean copy. Published in December 1954, five months after the first edition. 2500 COPIES WERE PRINTED (as against 3000 of the first edition). BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE SECOND IMPRESSION OF THE FIRST PART OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The request for reprint after so short a time took the printer Jarrolds by surprise, for against instruction they had allowed the type of the first edition to be dispersed. This second impression had therefore to be reset swiftly to meet demand, and Tolkien was not asked to read a new proof. As a result, although four corrections were made to the text of the first edition, many new errors were introduced, several of which remained in place for many years. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Hammond, p.97.

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        The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel

      HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK 1954 - New Revised Edition listed on the dust jacket. Dust jacket: mild to moderate minimal wear, rubs, corner bumps, discoloration, browning to the reverse side of the dust jacket. Boards: gilt title on black quarter binding; remaining boards blue; corner bumps, edge wear. Interior: pages tanning; tables. Excerpt from the dust jacket, "The book takes into account the needs of both the "defensive investor," obtaining a reasonable income return, and the "enterprising" investor, interested primarily in capital appreciation. It outlines the principles of security analysis and stock selection for each type of investor, and stresses throughout the advantages of a simple portfolio policy." DATE PUBLISHED: 1954 EDITION: NEW REVISED 272 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Electre ou la chute des masques

      First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, the only leading copies. Four small light spots on the second board, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Plon Paris 1954 12x19cm broché

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

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

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        A Fable

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

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions with Original Dustjackets, Leather Slipcase

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

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        Casino Royale

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The conquest of Everest. With a chapter on the final assault by Sir Edmund Hillary. Foreword by H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh

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

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        Waiting for Godot Tragicomedy in Two Acts

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

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        Fahrenheit 451

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

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        Grunewald: Mathis Neithart Genannt Gothart

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

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

      LOOK Magazine, NY 1954 - Advance Press Shetts prepared and distributed by LOOK Magazine preparatory to their publication of Ernest Hemingway's two-part memoir regarding the two plane crashes in which he and his wife Mary were involved, and in which preliminary reports indicated that they had been killed. Publisher's gray card portfolio wrappers and ten pages of text (two pages of Editor's Notes and eight pages of reprints from the magazine with B&W photographs). This is the first appearance of Hemingway's account of the crashes. Quite scarce. . Portfolio covers slightly bumped with one small closed tear, contents fine. NEAR FINE. . B&W Photographs. Folio 13" - 23" tall. (10) pp

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        Farouche à quatre feuilles.,

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

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        The Hobbit Or There and Back Again.

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

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        Collected Poems.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine silver, decoration to spine and front board silver and copper, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper. Some slight wear to foot of boards, internally fine. An excellent copy in the jacket with slightly toned spine, lightly rubbed extremities and shallow chips to extremities. Portrait frontispiece. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Windows [SIGNED]

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

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        HOLY CATS BY ANDY WARHOL'S MOTHER

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

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        THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND / 1ST EDITION 1954

      ARTHUR JAMES LIMITED, 1954 1954.1ST EDITION,FRANK JENNINGS, THE DEVILS PLAYGROUND. BOOK CONDITION: ORIGINAL DUST JACKET SLIGHTLY AGE CONSUMED AT SPINE,LOWER EDGE,AND CORNERS BUT STILL COMPLETELY INTACT.PRICE MARKED 8/6 NET. ORIGINAL BLACK BOOK, BINDING FINE ALL ROUND. PAGES ARE VERY CLEAN,INTACT IN PRESTIENE SHAPE. BOOKSELLER INV:WRY545516.

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        SWEET THURSDAY [The Dedication copy]

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat - Graphiken Klaus Altschäfl]
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        CINDERELLA

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Live and Let Die

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Dictionary of English Furniture from the Middle Ages to the Late Georgian Period. 3 volume set

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Shocking Life

      E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York 1954 - Book condition: near fine, very scarce first edition with full color bookmark designed expressly for this edition, filled with b/w and color illustrations including full color frontis of a Picasso, the tailpieces are by Berard, author's 12 commandments for women on last page, machine signature and title on endpapers and pastedowns in bright pink, pink DJ shows light wear to head and tail of spine with four small tears to back top, one small tear to back bottom, backed with archival paper, mylar cover, black cloth boards in excellent condition, ffep shows some light smudges, small owner's sticker on front pastedown otherwise interior very clean, binding tight, 254 pages, 6 X 8.5 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Panoply Books]
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        AFRIKANISCHE PLASTIK

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books, LLC]
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        "Tollensetal". Öl auf Hartfaser. 73 x 92 cm, Rahmen der Zeit. Unten rechts signiert und datiert (19)87.

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

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz Filiale Schlo]
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        EigenhŠndiges kleines Musikmanuskript mit eigenhŠndiger Widmung und Unterschrift und Orig.-PortrŠtphotographie. Hollywood, 1954.

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

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        D'ENTRE LES MORTS (THE LIVING AND THE DEAD)

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

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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